The Privacy Committee is composed of senior retail executives and counsels in the government relations, legal and regulatory compliance departments of NRF retail companies who are responsible for company operations that affect the privacy and security of consumer information. When participating on the Privacy Committee, members are asked to select one or more of the following three groups in which they would like to participate (provided that they meet the eligibility requirements specified below):
1) Privacy Working Group (PWG) – As the principal group for all privacy and data security issues, the PWG reviews trending privacy and data security issues at the federal and state level, and it advises the Government Relations Policy Council on proposed federal privacy and data security legislation and regulations. The PWG develops and submits testimony, letters and comments to Congress and federal departments and agencies for their consideration. It also hosts several in-person or online meetings yearly, as well as periodic conference calls on an as-needed basis.
2) Global Privacy Task Force (GPTF) – The GPTF is a specialized advisory group that reviews global data protection regulatory proposals and develops comments for submission to international governmental institutions. It also plans and participates in NRF’s annual delegation trip to Brussels to discuss the GDPR and other EU regulations with senior EU and U.S. officials. (Eligibility Note: participation in this task force requires retail experience in EU data protection compliance or advocacy efforts.)
3) Privacy Professionals Task Force (PPTF) – The PPTF is an expert advisory group designed for privacy professionals who wish to work closely with the NRF’s Government Relations team to develop a new customer-centric approach to data privacy regulation as a federal model for U.S. businesses. (Eligibility Note: participation in this task force requires extensive retail legal or regulatory compliance experience; privacy professional certification is appreciated but not required for participation.)