FPF CEO Jules Polonetsky Receives IAPP’s Prestigious Privacy Leadership Award
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) congratulates Jules Polonetsky on being named the recipient of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) 2023 Privacy Leadership Award. Polonetsky received the award during the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2023 in Washington, D.C.
Previous recipients of the award include former US Deputy CTO Nicole Wong, European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli, Professor Peter Swire of Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, former FTC Commissioner Julie Brill, UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, Hogan Lovells’ (and FPF founder) Christopher Wolf and a host of others.
“The Privacy Leadership Award is an incredible recognition, I am honored,” said Jules, who has served as FPF’s CEO for the last 15 years. “I thank the team at IAPP for the award and my staff at FPF, who continue serving as global privacy leaders and publishing influential scholarship that is imperative to advancing privacy safeguards, protections, and policy.”
Considered one of the leading Internet and data privacy experts, Jules served on the founding board of the IAPP and was co-editor of the “Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy”.
Jules was previously the CPO of AOL and of DoubleClick. At both companies, Jules worked with clients to ensure trust, build best practices in product development and implement privacy policies that complied with global data protection requirements.
Building on his public service experience as a former state legislator, congressional staffer and Commissioner of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, Jules has testified in Congress, assisted with drafting data protection legislation, and presented expert testimony with global agencies and legislatures.
In addition to leading a global non-profit, he remains active in the larger privacy community by being a member of The George Washington University Law School Privacy and Security Advisory Council and serving on the Advisory Boards of Harvard University’s Privacy Tools Project, Open DP and the University of California Privacy Lab.
Congratulations as well to Stephen Reynolds, winner of the Diversity in Privacy Award, Peggy Eisenhauer, winner of the Global Vanguard Award – North America and Marcos Semola, winner of the Global Vanguard Award – Latin America.