FTC Privacy Veteran Molly Crawford Joins Future of Privacy Forum as Policy Director

FTC Privacy Veteran Molly Crawford Joins Future of Privacy Forum as Policy Director

Washington, DC, July 23, 2013   The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a  Washington, DC-based think tank advancing responsible data use and consumer privacy, today announced that former Federal Trade Commission staffer Molly Crawford has joined FPF as its first Policy Director.  In her new role, Ms. Crawford will be expanding and coordinating FPF’s focus on cutting-edge privacy issues.  Ms. Crawford will report to FPF Executive Director Jules Polonetsky.

Ms. Crawford brings to FPF her eight years of experience as a senior attorney in the FTC Division of Privacy and Identity Protection within the Bureau of Consumer Protection.  In that role, Ms. Crawford focused on privacy, data security, and technology matters, leading investigations into companies’ privacy and data security practices.  She developed particular expertise in the areas of mobile privacy, data brokers, and online tracking.  Ms. Crawford also was detailed by the FTC to the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, where she served as Counsel advising senators and their staff on privacy and privacy legislation.

FPF Founder and Co-Chair Christopher Wolf commented on Ms. Crawford’s arrival as the group’s first Policy Director by saying “I cannot imagine anyone better qualified than Molly Crawford to help lead the Future of Privacy Forum to the next level of constructive engagement on the knotty privacy issues facing consumers and businesses today.   We are honored and delighted that she chose FPF as her new professional home.”

FPF’s Executive Director and Co-Chair, Jules Polonetsky said, “Molly is a terrific addition to the FPF team and her great depth in privacy law and best practices will help us advance responsible data use.”

Commenting on her new appointment, Molly Crawford said: “Having dealt with the Future of Privacy Forum during my years at the FTC, I know it to be the most effective group at bringing practical and reasonable solutions to the privacy challenges posed by new technologies.  I am thrilled to join Jules and Chris, as well as Senior Fellows Mary Culnan, Peter Swire and Omer Tene, and the Junior Fellows, in working to advance FPF’s privacy-advancing mission.”

If you are interested in learning more about Future of Privacy Forum, please email info@futureofprivacy.org or call 202-642-9142.

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a Washington, DC based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices. The forum is led by Internet privacy experts Jules Polonetsky and Christopher Wolf and includes an advisory board comprised of leading figures from industry, academia, law and advocacy groups.

Leave a Reply


Privacy Calendar

Jan
26
Mon
8:30 am Privacy as a Profit Center: Leve... @ Old Slip by Convene
Privacy as a Profit Center: Leve... @ Old Slip by Convene
Jan 26 @ 8:30 am – Jan 27 @ 4:15 pm
Learn how those on the leading edge of privacy governance and digital innovation from companies including Cigna, Cisco Systems, eBay Inc. Public Policy Lab, FocusMotion,Ghostery, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Google, HP Enterprise Security Products, JPMorgan[...]
Jan
28
Wed
all-day Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day
Jan 28 – Jan 29 all-day
“Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008, as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first[...]
Mar
4
Wed
all-day Global Privacy Summit 2015
Global Privacy Summit 2015
Mar 4 – Mar 6 all-day
For more information, click here.
Mar
10
Tue
6:00 pm CDT Annual Dinner “TechProm” 2015
CDT Annual Dinner “TechProm” 2015
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Featuring the most influential minds of the tech policy world, CDT’s annual dinner, TechProm, highlights the issues your organization will be facing in the future and provides the networking opportunities that can help you tackle[...]
Mar
13
Fri
all-day BCLT Privacy Law Forum
BCLT Privacy Law Forum
Mar 13 all-day
This program will feature leading academics and practitioners discussing the latest developments in privacy law. UC Berkeley Law faculty and conference panelists will discuss cutting-edge scholarship and explore ‘real world’ privacy law problems. Click here[...]
May
27
Wed
all-day PL&B’s Asia-Pacific Roundtable (...
PL&B’s Asia-Pacific Roundtable (...
May 27 all-day
PROFESSOR GRAHAM GREENLEAF, Asia-Pacific Editor, Privacy Laws & Business International Report, will lead a roundtable on the countries of most interest to business in the Asia-Pacific region. Click here for more information.
Jul
6
Mon
all-day PL&B’s 28th Annual International...
PL&B’s 28th Annual International...
Jul 6 – Jul 8 all-day
The Privacy Laws & Business 27th Annual International Conference featured more than 40 speakers and chairs from many countries over 3 intensive days. At the world’s longest running independent international privacy event participants gained professionally by[...]

View Calendar