Future of Privacy Forum Adds Amie Stepanovich, Additional Experts to U.S. & Global Policy Teams
New staff members add expertise and expand US policy engagement for independent data protection non-profit
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) has added three new members to its U.S. policy team and a senior fellow to its global team. Amie Stepanovich will join FPF as VP of U.S. Policy, Keir Lamont joins as Senior Counsel, Tatiana Rice joins as Policy Counsel, and Simon McDougall joins as Senior Fellow, Global. FPF’s Stacey Gray assumes a new role as Director of Legislative Research & Analysis.
“FPF welcomes a widely respected voice in privacy law to our team in Amie Stepanovich,” said John Verdi, FPF’s SVP of Policy. “Amie is a leading thinker with deep experience in privacy law and human rights, which makes her an invaluable advisor to policymakers, industry leaders, and academics studying the intersection of tech and data protection.”
Amie will join FPF in January of 2022 as VP of U.S. Policy. Before joining FPF, Amie served as the Executive Director of Silicon Flatirons, a center at the University of Colorado, Boulder focused on convening multi-stakeholder discussions and developing the next generation of technology lawyers and policy experts. Amie also previously served as U.S. Policy Manager and Global Privacy Counsel at Access Now where she worked to protect human rights through law and policy involving technologies and their use. Prior to her time at Access Now, Amie was the Director of the Domestic Surveillance Project at the Electronic Privacy Information Center. Amie has also served on FPF’s Advisory Board.
In a further expansion of FPF’s U.S. team, Keir Lamont and Tatiana Rice have joined the organization to focus on legislative research and analysis in the United States.
“Keir and Tatiana will grow FPF’s ability to serve as an independent voice on complex legislative and policy matters at the state and national levels,” said Stacey Gray, FPF’s newly-named Director of Legislative Research & Analysis. “As the national conversation about data privacy and tech ethics continues, FPF will support policymakers with informational resources on new technologies and regulatory approaches through our public engagement, publications, testimony, events, and other programs.”
Keir joins FPF as Senior Counsel on the legislation team, where he will support policymaker education and independent analysis concerning federal, state, and local consumer privacy laws and regulations. Prior to joining FPF, Keir worked as Policy Counsel for the Computer and Communication Industry Association, where he focused on issues related to privacy, security, and emerging technology. Before joining CCIA, Keir managed the Program on Data and Governance at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He was previously a fellow at ZwillGen and Access Now.
Tatiana joins FPF as Policy Counsel on the legislation team, where she will analyze legal and legislative trends relating to data privacy and emerging technologies on both the federal and state levels. Tatiana comes to FPF from Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, where she led biometric compliance efforts and assisted clients with managing data privacy compliance, litigation, and investigation.
Simon McDougall joins FPF as a Senior Fellow, working closely with the FPF Global team. Simon previously was a member of the Executive Team and Management Board of the UK Information Commissioner’s Office. He established the Regulatory Innovation and Technology Directorate, led the ICO’s response to the Covid pandemic, and worked with the CMA, FCA, and Ofcom to establish the Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum. Prior to this appointment, Simon led a global privacy consulting practice at Promontory, an IBM company, leading projects across Europe, the U.S., and Asia. He previously led a similar team for Deloitte in the UK.
FPF brings together privacy experts to explore the challenges posed by technological innovation and develop privacy protections, ethical norms, and workable business practices. FPF believes lawmakers and regulators make better policy decisions when they understand the key technologies, business practices, and legal tools available to regulate privacy and data protection.