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

Sep
23
Tue
Mapping Issues with the Web: An ... @ Tow Center for Digital Journalism/Columbia Journalism School
Mapping Issues with the Web: An ... @ Tow Center for Digital Journalism/Columbia Journalism School
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
On the occasion of Bruno Latour’s visit to Columbia University, this presentation will show participants how to operationalize his seminal Actor-Network Theory using digital data and methods in the service of social and cultural research.
Sep
26
Fri
Yale Day of Data @ Yale University
Yale Day of Data @ Yale University
Sep 26 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
This day-long event will focus on data science and partnerships across industry, academia, and government initiatives. The day will also include presentations by eight Yale faculty and researchers on issues specific to research data management,[...]
Oct
11
Sat
City by Numbers: Big Data and th... @ Pratt Institute
City by Numbers: Big Data and th... @ Pratt Institute
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Big Data—the exponential growth and availability of information—is one of the defining phenomena of our time. It affects us all on different levels – with far-reaching social, environmental, and governmental significance. To help make sense[...]
Oct
21
Tue
Consumer Action’s 43rd Annual Aw... @ Google
Consumer Action’s 43rd Annual Aw... @ Google
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 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 individual and small group trainings, Consumer Action each year is[...]
Oct
29
Wed
Big Data and Privacy: Navigating... @ Schulze Hall
Big Data and Privacy: Navigating... @ Schulze Hall
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The rapid emergence of “big data” has created many benefits and risks for businesses today. As data is collected, stored, analyzed, and deployed for various business purposes, it is particularly important to develop responsible data[...]
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 Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first[...]

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