FPF Welcomes New Fellows

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FPF is pleased to welcome Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, PhD. as a non-resident fellow. Gabriela worked for more than two years (March 2014-June 2016) for the European Data Protection Supervisor in Brussels, both for ‘Supervision and Enforcement’ and ‘Policy and Consultation’ Units. Notably, she represented the EDPS in various subgroups of the Article 29 Working Party, being a member of the drafting team of WP29 that assessed the EU-US Privacy Shield. Gabriela worked on international data transfers, international relations, EU large scale IT-systems (particularly, the Schengen Information System), case-law overviews and she was a member of the Court team.

At FPF, she will be responsible for tracking global privacy research scholarship for the FPF academic-industry Research Coordination Network (RCN). She will also help author blog posts, provide counsel on EU privacy law, and monitor EU activities related to FPF’s work. Please join us in welcoming Gabriela to the team!


FPF is delighted to welcome Leslie Harris as a senior fellow. Leslie is an Internet and technology policy lawyer who has been closely involved in the development of seminal Internet policy and regulation in Congress, Executive Branch agencies, the European Union and global governance bodies including the OECD,UNESCO and ICANN. From 2005 to 2014, she served as President/CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology. Leslie is currently President of the Harris Strategy Group, a senior level consultancy providing strategic advice on policy and strategy related to new technology, civil liberties and human rights.

At FPF, she will lead our efforts to explore and examine legal, ethical, technological, administrative and practical roadblocks and challenges to sharing administrative data between businesses and researchers. Please join us in welcoming Leslie to the team!