Who We Are
FPF brings together industry, academics, consumer advocates, and other thought leaders to explore the challenges posed by technological innovation and develop privacy protections, ethical norms, and workable business practices. Through research, publications, educational meetings, expert testimony, and other related activities, FPF works with organizations and governments to shape best practices and policies, in the United States and globally.
FPF convenes experts to foster collaboration and promote insightful research on data protection that supports the utility of data. FPF initiatives have real world consumer privacy impact. FPF provides expert testimony and comments to Congress, federal agencies, Congressionally chartered commissions, and legislatures around the world. FPF shares research and insights through its reports and roundtables, and events such as Student Privacy Boot Camps, Consumer-Business Dialogue, Privacy War Games, and Privacy Book Club discussions. In Europe, FPF helps regulators, policymakers, and staff at data protection authorities better understand the technologies at the forefront of data protection law.
The Future of Privacy Forum serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. The Future of Privacy Forum is incorporated as the FPF Education and Innovation Foundation, a not for profit 501c3 organization.
We believe privacy is a fundamental human right.
We believe data protection is one effective means to balance rights and freedoms in society.
We believe that law, policy, and technology can mitigate harms of data use and misuse.
We believe in the fair and ethical use of technology to improve people’s lives.
We believe in the power of inclusive collaboration.
We believe in equitable access to the benefits of the digital world.