Posts by Melanie Bates


Honoring Jessica Rich

During the 2017 Annual Advisory Board Meeting, FPF issued its first-ever award to Jessica Rich, the former Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for her leadership in responsible data use and consumer privacy.


Future of Privacy Forum and the Data Quality Campaign Relaunch the FERPA|Sherpa Education Privacy Resource Center

Washington, DC – Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) relaunched FERPA|Sherpa, the leading resource for information about education privacy issues. Named after the core federal law that governs education privacy, FERPA|Sherpa provides students, parents, schools, ed tech companies, and policymakers with easy access to the resources, best practices, and guidelines that are essential to understanding the complex privacy issues arising at the intersection of kids, schools, and technology.


Policy makers, regulators, and privacy executives interact with latest connected tech at FPF’s Second Annual Tech Lab

FPF held the Second Annual Tech Lab Open House Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at our offices in Washington, D.C. The Tech Lab Open House provided an opportunity for us to host FPF members and colleagues based in the District of Columbia, and those from around the world who were in town for the International Association of Privacy Professional’s Global Privacy Summit.