Staff Biographies

Jon Brescia

Director, Adjudications & Technology

Jon Brescia is a privacy and forensic technology specialist. Part attorney, part tech guy, he is equally comfortable drafting legal arguments or analyzing network traffic logs. Jon currently serves as the Director of Adjudications and Technology for the Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program at the Council of Better Business Bureaus. In this position, Jon supervises the monitoring and investigation of companies’ interest-based advertising practices to ensure that they comply with the Digital Advertising Alliance’s cross-industry principles. Prior to joining the Accountability Program, Jon worked as a private attorney in Columbus, Ohio, on small business and criminal litigation matters. Before that, he performed legislative, regulatory, and statistical research for the Ohio School Employees Health Care Board, which was tasked with reforming state public school employees’ health care plans.

Ayaz Minhas

Data Privacy Specialist

Ayaz Minhas serves as Compliance Specialist for the Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. In this role, he monitors companies engaged in interest-based advertising in the mobile and desktop ecosystems for compliance with the Digital Advertising Alliance’s cross-industry principles for online privacy. A skilled attorney, Mr. Minhas is adept at analyzing technical and policy issues related to data collection for interest-based advertising.

Mr. Minhas also serves as a Project Manager for the Digital IQ program of the Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust, a foundation which aims to educate consumers on the tools they need to engage with the digital world.

Prior to joining CBBB, Mr. Minhas served as a Magistrate for the 3rd Judicial District of Region 7 for the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia. In this role, he adjudicated probable cause hearings on a number of criminal and civil law matters in the city of Portsmouth, Virginia. While serving as Legislative Researcher for Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall (R-13th), he drafted legislation and testified before the Virginia General Assembly on digital privacy issues involving search warrants and the acquisition of real-time and historic location data. Mr. Minhas holds a Juris Doctor from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar.

Cobun Keegan

Compliance Analyst