Peter Harter

Managing Principal
The Farrington Group

A leading Internet law and public policy authority, Peter Harter serves on the Board of Trustees of the Progress and Freedom Foundation and is managing principal of The Farrington Group. Presently, Peter consults with a variety of international organizations, multinational corporations, and governments on issues including information systems security, corporate governance, international trade, technology standards, copyright, micro finance, and music. Previously, Peter was SVP for Business Development and Public Policy at Securify, Inc., where he managed Securify's relationships with senior government officials and industry executives in various business development, legislative, regulatory, standards, and market development activities. Prior to Securify, Peter served as Vice President of Global Public Policy & Standards for, Inc., (now owned by Vivendi Universal), and as Global Public Policy counsel for Netscape Communications Corporation. In its July 1998 issue, Business 2.0 magazine named Peter one of "The 25 Most Intriguing Minds of the New Economy." In 1996 Peter co-founded the Internet Law & Policy Forum, an organization dedicated to promoting global growth of e-commerce through greater understanding of the legal issues that arise from the cross border nature of the Internet. Mr. Harter holds a B.A. in Rhetoric & Government from Lehigh University and a J.D. from Villanova University Law School.

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