Leading Privacy Experts Join the FPF Advisory Board


FPF is fortunate and honored to have many of the leading minds from the business, academic and advocacy worlds among our Advisory Board members, and with the addition of the following six new members, our Board will become even more enriching.  We thank them for joining and look forward to their counsel:

James Byrne is Lockheed Martin’s Chief Privacy Officer. He is also responsible for company data and records management. Prior to his new position, Byrne served with the Ethics and Business Conduct organization. He joined Lockheed Martin in August 2008 from the Office of the United States Special Counsel (OSC), where he served as the Deputy Special Counsel, a career Senior Executive Service (SES) position. Prior to that assignment, Byrne was the General Counsel and Assistant Inspector General for Investigations with the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), also an SES level position.  He has nearly 25 years of professional experience in the military and federal government including several years as a federal narcotics prosecutor and deployed Marine infantry officer.

Scott Goss is Senior Privacy Counsel for Qualcomm Incorporated, a global leader in wireless technologies and services.  As Qualcomm’s first attorney focusing exclusively on privacy issues, he is responsible for leading the company’s efforts to design, create, and execute a comprehensive and consistent global privacy program.  Goss received his J.D. from University of California, Davis in 1998 and became a Certified Information Privacy Professional in 2005.  He started his legal career as a patent litigator for an IP boutique firm in Silicon Valley.  After two years in a law firm, he went in-house – first to a map database company and then to an online advertising company.  Now at Qualcomm, Goss provides legal and policy advice on privacy matters to Qualcomm and its wholly owned subsidiaries.

Pamela Jones Harbour is a Former Federal Trade Commissioner and now a partner at the law firm Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, where she works in their antitrust and competition practice. Harbour served on the Federal Trade Commission from 2003 until 2010.  She previously spent a decade working in the New York Attorney General’s Office, including her role as Deputy Attorney General, where she investigated and prosecuted a variety of antitrust and consumer protection violations.

Ian Kerr
holds the Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law & Technology at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, with cross appointments to the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Philosophy and School of Information Studies. Kerr has published numerous books and articles on topics that discuss the  intersection of ethics, law and technology. His more recent focus on robotics and implantable devices examines legal and ethical implications of emerging technologies in the health sector. Kerr holds several positions on editorial and advisory boards and is co-author of Managing the Law: The Legal Aspects of Doing Business, a business law text published by Prentice Hall, which is used by thousands of students each year at universities across Canada.


MeMe Jacobs Rasmussen is chief privacy officer, vice president, and associate general counsel at Adobe, where she oversees Adobe’s privacy strategy and policy, and leads a team of attorneys and paralegals with responsibility for the protection of Adobe’s intellectual property.  Prior to joining Adobe in 1997, Jacobs Rasmussen served as general counsel and later chief operating officer at Rocket Science Games. Previously, she practiced law at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrichin Palo Alto, California, and at Foley, Hoag & Eliot in Boston. Jacobs Rasmussen started her career in the early 80s as a technical instructor at Prime Computer near Boston before joining the company’s in-house legal department.

Russell (Russ) Schrader is Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel – Global Enterprise Risk for Visa Inc, where he is responsible for privacy and payment systems risk policies and related subject matter.   Schrader is also a principal legal liaison for Visa financial institutions’ attorneys on regulatory issues.   He is a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Attorneys, chairman of the ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee on electronic payments, a former member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Committee, and a former director at the Council of Better Business Bureaus.  Prior to Visa, Schrader headed the National Consumer group in the Legal Department of Chase in New York City.  He was responsible for legal services to the mortgage, auto, home equity and unsecured lending businesses.

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. FPF was launched in November 2008.