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.

Privacy Calendar

Jul
22
Tue
all-day Indoor Location, Privacy and Avoiding “The Creepy Line” @ W New York - Union Square
Indoor Location, Privacy and Avo… @ W New York - Union Square
Jul 22 all-day
Consumer privacy is probably the key issue facing digital marketers: personalization and targeting vs. “surveillance.” As smartphones increasingly make data about offline consumer behavior available, [...]
Sep
15
Mon
all-day Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? @ Constitution Center
Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion o… @ Constitution Center
Sep 15 all-day
The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop entitled “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” in Washington on September 15, 2014, to [...]
Sep
17
Wed
all-day IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Congress 2014 @ San Jose Convention Center
IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Con… @ San Jose Convention Center
Sep 17 – Sep 19 all-day
This fall, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) are bringing together the IAPP Privacy Academy and the CSA Congress [...]
Oct
21
Tue
6:00 pm Consumer Action’s 43rd Annual Awards Reception @ Google
Consumer Action’s 43rd Annual Aw… @ Google
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
To mark its 43rd anniversary, Consumer Action’s Annual Awards Reception on October 21, 2014, will celebrate the theme of “Train the Trainer.” Through the power of [...]
Jan
28
Wed
all-day Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day
Jan 28 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 [...]

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