Our Mission

Mission

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.

 

Who We Are

  • We are conveners. We facilitate discussions with privacy advocates, industry leaders, regulators, legislators (and their staff) and international representatives, to inform our Advisory Board and their organizations and to exchange views.  Our “Privacy Papers for Policy Makers” brings the best academic ideas to the attention of government leaders.

 

  • We are thoughtleaders. We present domestically and internationally at a variety of programs and panels, from FTC workshops, to IAPP programs, to the eG8 in Paris, the ITU in Geneva, to Mobile Marketing Association webinars and much more.

 

  • We are collaborators.   Through partnerships with George Washington University Law School, PLSC, IAPP (Navigate) and engagement from Senior Fellows Peter Swire, Omer Tene and other advisory board members, we advance the privacy dialogue.  We serve as a sounding board for companies proposed new products and services.

 

  • We are communicators. Through our own outlets (websites and blogs), TV and radio appearances, press interviews on privacy stories, briefing and panels.  We also write op-eds and letters-to-the-editor. We actively serve as a “behind the scenes” source to provide technical clarity and context on issues.

 

  • We seek to advance meaningful self-regulation and best practices. In formal submissions to the FTC and the Department of Commerce and by participating in efforts to advance consumer friendly and  business practical privacy measures.  We serve as a sounding board for proposed new policies and practices.

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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[...]

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