Jules Polonetsky

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Jules Polonetsky (born August 18, 1965)[1] is an American lawyer and internet privacy expert from Brooklyn, New York who currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Future of Privacy Forum. Polonetsky is co-editor of the Cambridge Handbook on Consumer Privacy, with co-editors Omer Tene and Evan Selinger.[2]


He was born on born August 18, 1965. Polonetsky graduated from Yeshiva University and New York University School of Law.

He began his career as an associate for Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and later served from 1990 to 1992 as a district representative for United States Representative Steve Solarz, and from 1992 to 1993 as a legislative aide to United States Representative Charles Schumer.

He served in the New York State Assembly from 1994 to 1997, representing southern Brooklyn. From 1998 to 2000, he served as commissioner of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs under mayor Rudolph Giuliani. In 2011 he was appointed to the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee of the Department of Homeland Security.[3] Polonetsky also previously served as Chief Privacy Officer for both AOL and DoubleClick.[4]


  1. ^ "Candidate - Jules Polonetsky". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  2. ^ The Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy. Cambridge University Press. 15 April 2018. doi:10.1017/9781316831960. ISBN 9781316831960. 
  3. ^ About Jules Polonetsky (1998-01-01). "About Jules Polonetsky". Future of Privacy. Archived from the original on 2012-11-17. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  4. ^ "IAPP : AOL Names Jules Polonetsky Chief Privacy Officer and Senior Vice President Consumer Advocacy". Privacyassociation.org. 2006-11-01. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Howard L. Lasher
New York State Assembly
46th District

Succeeded by
Adele Cohen