Damon Greer directs the U.S.-E.U. and Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks for the U.S. Department of Commerce. In that role, he oversees bilateral discussions with the European Commission, the Article 29 Working Party, and the Swiss data protection authority. He is a frequent speaker on cross border data flows, data protection and privacy. He also participates in outreach and educational programs to inform business audiences about the program’s requirements and counsels applicants on compliance requirements. He has organized the United States’ participation in annual conferences with the European Commission and has supported the business community’s efforts to articulate their positions on many data protection concerns. In addition, he has given numerous presentations that address a number of data privacy topics including e-discovery, human resources, and background investigations. Previous duties have included covering privacy issues for the World Summit of the Information Society, privacy and cross border data flows under the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, and emerging data protection issues for the Russian Federation, Central and South America, and Canada.
Mr. Greer served as chief of staff for several units in the International Trade Administration. His responsibilities included industrial machinery, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, energy and environmental technologies, and primary industries. Among his duties, Mr. Greer served as the sector’s coordinator for bilateral trade and investment issues with the Russian Federation. Earlier, Mr. Greer served as the first environmental technologies specialist in the International Trade Administration and subsequently was appointed the director for energy and environmental systems.
He received his bachelor’s degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland and has done course work at the George Washington University, the Middle East Institute, the Foreign Service Institute, and the University of Virginia in regional studies, Arab and Russian languages, and international business. Mr. Greer served in the United States Marine Corps.