Future of Privacy Forum

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The Future of Privacy Forum is a Washington DC based think tank and advocacy group focused on issues of data privacy. It is jointly supported by corporate sponsors and foundations.

Corporate members include AT&T, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Intelius and Microsoft, while foundation supporters include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Science Foundation, and the Digital Trust Foundation.[1] The organization is run by Jules Polonetsky, the former chief privacy officer for AOL and Doubleclick. The founder and co-chair is Christopher Wolf, a lawyer who leads the privacy group at the law firm of Hogan Lovells. The advisory board includes representatives of LinkedIn, IAPP, Dell, Facebook, Microsoft, WalMart, ViacomCBS, T-Mobile, SAP, LiveRamp, Reddit, eBay and Uber.[2]

In 2015, the Future of Privacy Forum announced Washington and Lee University School of Law as its academic partner.[3]

Polonetsky is also on the advisory board of the Center for Copyright Information, the industry-run organization in charge of the "6 strikes" graduated response system for copyright infringement.[4]


  1. ^ "FPF Supporters".
  2. ^ "Advisory Board - Future of Privacy Forum". fpf.org/. Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  3. ^ "FPF and Washington & Lee University Law School Announce Partnership". Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "Leaders Tapped to Oversee "Copyright Alert System"".

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