New Privacy Tech Alliance Promotes Innovative Privacy Technologies

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TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – June 25, 2019 – The Future of Privacy Forum and the Israel Tech Policy Institute are launching the Privacy Tech Alliance during CyberWeek 2019, to promote the market for privacy protective technologies internationally, facilitate the development of new technologies, and maximize value for innovators and investors.

“As the data ecosystem and regulatory requirements grow more complex, companies need technical solutions from innovators in this emerging sector,” said Jules Polonetsky, CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum and a co-founder of the Israel Tech Policy Institute. “Our goal is to encourage the social benefits of technology that allows for data-driven insights while minimizing privacy risks.”

The Privacy Tech Alliance brings together innovative startups and academics in the privacy space with companies and government agencies that need solutions and investors who see potential upside. Startups and academic researchers are joining leading Chief Privacy Officers (CPOs) and venture capitalists to:

  • Define the sector and explore the products and services privacy and tech leaders need
  • Promote the adoption of privacy technologies by government and the private sector
  • Support research and connect researchers and startups with partners and funders
  • Foster relationships between companies and prospective customers

“The global nature of privacy regulation means there is a growing market for privacy-protecting technologies,” said Limor Shmerling Magazanik, Managing Director of the Israel Tech Policy Institute. “Companies around the world are eager for tech-based solutions to help them comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, the California Consumer Privacy Act, and state and national rules modeled upon them.”

A recent wave of investments indicates funders see promise in privacy tech. Companies involved with the Privacy Tech Alliance in the U.S., EU, and Israel provide privacy enhancing technology tools and privacy program management solutions, including de-identification, secure communications, homomorphic encryption, active monitoring, and data mapping and discovery.

The Privacy Tech Alliance launch will be held at 5:00 Tel Aviv time on June 25 at Camilo – The Green House, George Waze 24, Tel Aviv Jaffa, Israel 6997714. Speakers at the launch event will include:

  • Jules Polonetsky, CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum and co-founder of the Israel Tech Policy Institute
  • Omer Tene, Vice President of Research for the International Association of Privacy Professionals and a co-founder of the Israel Tech Policy Institute
  • Limor Shmerling Magazanik, Managing Director of the Israel Tech Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum. Ms. Magazanik will manage the Privacy Tech Alliance, which will be overseen by an Advisory Board of industry leaders and researchers.
  • David Hoffman, Associate General Counsel of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer, Intel
  • Daniel Goroff, Vice President and Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Rami Kalish, General Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Pitango Venture Capital
  • Dr. Yair Rotstein, Executive Director of the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation
  • Anna Pouliou, Head of Privacy, Chanel
  • Lindsey Finch, Executive Vice President, Global Privacy & Product Legal at Salesforce
  • Alisa Bergman, Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer, Adobe Systems
  • Mike Yeh, Assistant General Counsel Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Middle East and Africa, Microsoft
  • Florian Schaub, Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan

Companies who have joined the Privacy Tech Alliance Advisory Board include Anonos, BigID, Duality, D-ID, Immuta, Nymity, OneTrust, Privacy Analytics, Truata, TrustArc, and WireWheel.

The event will be livestreamed. Click here and scroll down for the link when the speaking program begins at 10:45 a.m. ET.

Media Contacts:
Nat Wood
Future of Privacy Forum
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410-507-7898

Tony Baker
Future of Privacy Forum
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About the Future of Privacy Forum
Future of Privacy Forum is a global non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. Learn more about FPF by visiting www.fpf.org.

About the Israel Tech Policy Institute 
Israel Tech Policy Institute is an incubator for tech policy leadership and scholarship, advancing ethical practices in support of emerging technologies. Learn more about ITPI by visiting www.techpolicy.org.il.