Holly Hawkins is the Director of Consumer Advocacy and Privacy for AOL LLC. Holly has over a decade of experience in forging best practices for AOL in the area of kids and teen protection. Holly is responsible for a wide range of consumer protection and risk management issues for AOL's brands (AOL, AIM, Netscape, CompuServe, MapQuest, MovieFone, Spinner, WinAmp, ICQ, Advertising.com) including child privacy and safety, content and community standards as well product moderation and enforcement standards.
In her role as Director of Consumer Advocacy, Holly works closely with child protection and Internet Safety organizations such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and ikeepsafe.org.
From January 2004 through September 2004, Holly served as the Director of Policy, Community and Communications for AOL UK. In that role, she influenced legislation impacting the Internet through participation in both government and industry groups. Holly participated in the Home Office Internet Task Force on Child Protection on the Internet contributing to the creation of the 'Good Practice Guidance on Chat, Instant Messaging, Web Based Services, Moderation and Safe Search.' She also participated in Internet Service Providers Association on the Child Safety, Law Enforcement, and Content Liability task force.
Holly was a speaker at the European Commission's exploratory meeting "Towards a Pan-European Code of Conduct for Internet Service Providers" where she presented AOL's self-regulatory approach to the Commission. She was a speaker at the British National Crime Squad Conference on Child Abuse on the Internet.
Holly is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Privacy Professional.