FPF Welcomes Mark MacCarthy as Senior Fellow


The Future of Privacy Forum is pleased to announce the addition of Mark MacCarthy as a Senior Fellow. MacCarthy will work with FPF staff and members on data ethics, artificial intelligence and other issues.

“Mark has been a leading champion for responsible data practices and has worked to incorporate thinking from academia and civil society into policymaking and industry standards,” said FPF CEO Jules Polonetsky. “He was a key partner in working with SIAA and FPF to develop the Student Privacy Pledge, a commitment adopted by more than 350 companies. We and our cross-sector stakeholders look forward to his advice and scholarship on the challenging tech policy issues ahead.”

MacCarthy is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses in technology policy in the Communication, Culture, and Technology Program and courses on privacy and AI ethics in the Philosophy Department. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown Law and a Senior Policy Fellow at the Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. Previously, he was Senior Vice President for Public Policy at the Software & Information Industry Association, where he directed initiatives and advised member companies on technology policy, privacy, AI ethics, content moderation and competition policy in tech.