This week, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) will announce the winners of the 2016 Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award. Each year, FPF awards the Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award to the authors of leading privacy research and analytical work that is relevant to policymakers in the United States Congress, at U.S. federal agencies, and for data protection authorities abroad.
The goal of the Award is to advance academic-industry collaboration in support of the National Privacy Research Strategy by showcasing work that analyzes current and emerging privacy issues and proposes achievable short-term solutions or new means of analysis that could lead to real-world policy impact.
How are PPPM papers chosen?
- Papers are identified via our annual Call for Nominations, as well as from leading privacy research centers and submissions to the Privacy Law Scholars Conference (with authors’ permission).
- Submissions receive an initial ranking from a diverse team of academics, consumer advocates, and industry privacy professionals from the FPF Advisory Board, with each submission being evaluated in the categories of: (1) Originality; (2) Applicability to policymaking; and (3) Overall quality of writing.
- Finally, winners are selected by a panel of Finalist Judges who select the scholarship they feel should receive the Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award. Winning scholarship represents the “must-read” privacy papers of the year for policymakers. Leading Authors are invited to join FPF in Washington, DC to discuss their work at the United States Senate with policymakers, academics, and privacy professionals.
This year, Privacy Papers for Policymakers will be held at 5:30 PM on January 11, 2017 (the day before FTC’s PrivacyCon), in Room SDG-50 (Senate Auditorium), Dirksen Senate Office Building, First Street and C Street, NE Washington, DC 20002. For more information and to register, click here.
Our Finalist Judges for 2016 include representatives from FPF, as well as one representative from each of our three audiences: Academia, Industry Privacy Professionals, and Consumer Advocates.
Judges include Jules Polonetsky, CEO, Future of Privacy Forum; Christopher Wolf, Founder and Board Chair, Future of Privacy Forum; Mary Culnan, Professor Emeritus, Bentley University, and Board Vice President, Future of Privacy Forum; Virginia Lee, Director – Global Privacy, Starbucks; and John Breyault, Vice President of Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud, National Consumers League.
More on our PPPM Judges:
CEO, Future of Privacy Forum
Jules serves as CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum. Jules previous roles have included serving as Chief Privacy Officer at AOL and before that at DoubleClick, as Consumer Affairs Commissioner for New York City, as an elected New York State Legislator and as a congressional staffer, and as an attorney. Jules serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Copyright Information. He has served on the boards of a number of privacy and consumer protection organizations including TRUSTe, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the Network Advertising Initiative. From 2011-2012, Jules served on the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. In 2001, Crain’s NY Business magazine named Jules one of the top technology leaders in New York City. Jules is a regular speaker at privacy and technology events and has testified or presented before Congressional committees and the Federal Trade Commission.
Dr. Mary J. Culnan is Professor Emeritus at Bentley University. She also serves as a Senior Research Fellow in the Center for IT and the Global Economy (CITGE) at the Kogod School of Business, American University. Mary has testified before Congress, the Massachusetts Senate, and other government agencies on a range of privacy issues. Mary’s primary research interest is governance of privacy and security. She has also conducted research on how organizations can gain value from social media. Mary’s work has been published in a range of academic journals as well as the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. Mary was employed for seven years as a systems analyst by the Burroughs Corporation prior to earning her Ph.D. in management from UCLA. Before joining the faculty at Bentley in fall 2000, she held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, University of California, Berkeley, the American University and Georgetown University.
Founder and Board Chair, Future of Privacy Forum
Christopher Wolf is the founder and Board Chair of the Future of Privacy Forum. Chris is also a senior partner in the Washington, DC office of Hogan Lovells LLP, where he is a leader of that firm’s Privacy and Information Management practice. He has been in private law practice in Washington, DC since 1982. Chris has served as an adjunct law professor on Internet and privacy law, and is a frequent lecturer in continuing legal education programs on the subject.
MSNBC called Chris Wolf a “pioneer in Internet law”, reflecting his involvement in some of the earliest and precedent setting cases involving technology agreements, copyright, domain names, jurisdiction — and privacy. As the ability to collect, store, share and transfer personal information over the Internet increased, privacy became the main focus of Chris’ law practice. And Chris became known as a pioneer in privacy law too. It was for that reason that the prestigious Practising Law Institute (PLI) tapped Chris to be Editor and Lead Author of its first-ever treatise on privacy law. He also is co-editor of the PLI book, “A Practical Guide to the Red Flag Rules”, the identity theft prevention regulations issued by the FTC and financial regulators.
Vice President of Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud, National Consumers League
John joined the National Consumers League — America’s oldest consumer organization — in September 2008. His focus at NCL is advocating for stronger consumer and worker protections before Congress and federal agencies on a range of issues including telecommunications and technology policy, fraud, and consumer financial protections. In addition, John directs NCL’s Fraud Center an online hub for consumer education and advocacy related to fraud.
Prior to coming to NCL, John was Research Director at the Telecommunications Research and Action Center (TRAC), a non-profit consumer organization dedicated to promoting the interests of telecommunications consumers. Concurrent with his work at TRAC, John was Director of Research at Amplify Public Affairs (APA) where he helped launch the firm’s Web 2.0-based public affairs practice.
Prior to joining APA, John worked at Sprint in its International Carrier Services Division, at BellSouth in its Government Affairs office and at the American Center for Polish Culture. John has served on numerous Boards and advisory committees including the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Technology Advisory Committee and the Board of the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless.
Virginia “Ginny” Lee
Director – Global Privacy, Starbucks
Ginny Lee has worked in the high tech industry for over twenty years. Currently, she is Director – Global Privacy at Starbucks. Prior to this, she was Sr. Attorney – Privacy/Security at Intel Corporation and responsible for providing legal guidance on privacy and security matters, especially as they relate to “Privacy By Design”. Prior to Intel, Ginny was the Director of Platform and Product Privacy at Yahoo! where she was responsible for the policy direction of Yahoo!’s varied products and platforms. Ginny also ran a boutique law practice focused on privacy and intellectual property law. She has worked on policy, regulatory and compliance issues for the Network Advertising Initiative, a self-regulatory association for the third-party advertising industry. In addition to her legal experience, Ginny has held positions in engineering and product management and technical support.
Ginny holds a BA in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maine, a MBA from the University of New Hampshire, and a JD from the University Of Maine School Of Law. Ginny is also a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US, /G) and Manager (CIPM). She is admitted to practice in Maine, Washington and Oregon and is a registered patent attorney.
Thank you to our 2016-17 PPPM Finalist Judges!