Privacy Book Club with Simon Chesterman

FREE January 18, 2022 @ 8 – 9 PM (ET) / January 19, 2022 @ 9 – 10 AM (SGT)


The FPF Privacy Book Club provides members with the opportunity to read a wide range of books — privacy, data, ethics, academic works, and other important data relevant issues — and have an open discussion of the selected literature. For January, we will discuss We, the Robots? Regulating Artificial Intelligence and the Limits of the Law by Simon Chesterman.

*Note: No registration is required. Visit LinkedIn and click “Attend” to be notified on LinkedIn when the LinkedIn Live discussion begins. Be sure to log on to LinkedIn on January 18 (8-9pm EST) / January 19 (9-10am SGT).


Jules Polonetsky

CEO, Future of Privacy Forum

Jules serves as CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. FPF is supported by the chief privacy officers of more than 185 leading companies, several foundations, as well as by an advisory board composed of the country’s leading academics and advocates. FPF’s current projects focus on AI and Ethics, Connected Cars, Health, Research Data, Smart Communities, Ad Tech, Youth, Ed Tech, Privacy Legislation and Enforcement, and Global Data Flows.

Jules also serves as Chairman of the International Digital Accountability Council and as Co-Chairman of the Israel Tech Policy Institute.  Jules is co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy, published by Cambridge University Press (2018). More of his writing and research can be found at the and on Google Scholar and SSRN.

Jules’s previous roles have included serving as Chief Privacy Officer at AOL and before that at DoubleClick, as Consumer Affairs Commissioner for New York City, as an elected New York State Legislator and as a congressional staffer, and as an attorney.

Jules has served on the boards of a number of privacy and consumer protection organizations including TRUSTe, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the Network Advertising Initiative. From 2011-2012, Jules served on the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. Jules is a member of The George Washington University Law School Privacy and Security Advisory Council. He also currently sits on the Advisory Boards of Open DP | Harvard University Privacy Tools Project and the California Privacy Lab (University of California).

Jules is a regular speaker at privacy and technology events and has testified or presented before Congressional committees and the Federal Trade Commission.

As AOL’s former Chief Privacy Officer and SVP for Consumer Advocacy, Jules was responsible for ensuring that AOL’s users could trust the company with their information and for educating employees about best practices for advertising, content, and product development.

Simon Chesterman

Vice Provost and Dean, National University of Singapore College

Simon Chesterman is Vice Provost and Dean of the National University of Singapore College and Senior Director of AI Governance at AI Singapore. He is also Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law and Co-President of the Law Schools Global League.

Educated in Melbourne, Beijing, Amsterdam, and Oxford, Professor Chesterman’s teaching experience includes periods at the Universities of Melbourne, Oxford, Southampton, Columbia, and Sciences Po. From 2006-2011, he was Global Professor and Director of the New York University School of Law Singapore Programme. Prior to joining NYU, he was a Senior Associate at the International Peace Academy and Director of UN Relations at the International Crisis Group in New York. He has previously worked for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yugoslavia and interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Professor Chesterman is the author or editor of twenty-one books, including We, the Robots? Regulating Artificial Intelligence and the Limits of the Law (CUP, 2021); Law and Practice of the United Nations (with Ian Johnstone and David M. Malone, OUP, 2016); One Nation Under Surveillance (OUP, 2011); You, the People (OUP, 2004); and Just War or Just Peace? (OUP, 2001). He is a recognized authority on international law, whose work has opened up new areas of research on conceptions of public authority – including the rules and institutions of global governance, state-building and post-conflict reconstruction, the changing role of intelligence agencies, and the emerging role of artificial intelligence and big data. He also writes on legal education and higher education more generally, and is the author of four young adult fiction novels including the Raising Arcadia trilogy.

Dr. Sara Jordan

Senior Researcher, AI & Ethics, Future of Privacy Forum

Dr. Sara R. Jordan is Senior Researcher, Artificial Intelligence and Ethics at the Future of Privacy Forum. Her profile includes privacy implications of data sharing, data and AI review boards, privacy analysis of AI and Machine Learning (AI/ML) technologies, and analysis of the ethics challenges of AI/ ML. Sara is an active member of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. Prior to working at FPF, Sara was faculty in the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech (2014-2020) and in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong (2007- 2013). She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and University of South Florida.

Dr. Clarisse Girot

Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Future of Privacy Forum

Dr Clarisse Girot serves as the Future of Privacy Forum’s Managing Director for Asia Pacific. Based in  Singapore, Clarisse is responsible for developing and implementing FPF’s strategy in the world’s biggest and most populated region. FPF Asia works with stakeholders in  industry, government, academia, and civil society, to advance principled data practices in support of emerging technologies, with the shared concern to be responsive to local needs and interests and to maintain FPF’s neutrality in any discourse.

Prior to joining FPF, Clarisse was Senior Fellow (since January 2017) at the Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI), a neutral legal think tank chaired by Chief Justice Menon of the Supreme Court of Singapore. At ABLI, she was the leader of a project to promote the convergence of data protection laws and regulations and cross-border data flows in Asia, working with a unique network of stakeholders from industry, legal practice, think tanks, regulators, governments, spanning over 15 APAC jurisdictions. Clarisse is an independent expert, often consulted by supranational organizations and bodies such as the Forum of Asia-Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA), ASEAN, OECD, WEF, World Bank, UNCTAD, UNDP, or the European Commission. In July 2021, ABLI and FPF signed a collaboration agreement to perpetuate this work of regional convergence, for which Clarisse is specifically responsible.

Prior to relocating to Singapore in 2016, Clarisse was based in Paris where she acted as Counsellor to Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, President of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) and Chair of the Article 29 Working Party of European Data Protection Authorities (now EDPB). From 2004 to 2008, she was head of CNIL’s Department of International Affairs and represented CNIL at the Article 29 WP.

Among other roles, she is a non-executive Board Member of the Data Protection Authority of Jersey (JDPA), a member of the Asia Privacy Scholars Network (APSN) and of the Global Reference Panel (GRP) of the Global Privacy Assembly (GPA), and an advisor to the Future Society think tank.

Clarisse graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, with a specialisation in private law and intellectual property. She holds a Magister Juris (M.Jur) of the University of Oxford (University College) and a Ph.D. in comparative law from the Tilburg Institute for Law and Technology (TILT) of the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands (cum laude).

Dr. Fumio Shimpo

Professor of Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University

Dr. Fumio Shimpo is Professor of Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University. Ph.D in Law. The area of academic expertise is Constitutional Law, Cyber-Law and Robot Law. Dr. Shimpo is responsible for a Commissioner for International Academic Exchange at the Personal Information Protection Commission of Japan and the former vice-chair of the OECD Working Party on Security and Privacy in the Digital Economy (SPDE). Dr. Shimpo is also responsible for the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Law and Information Systems, the Executive Director of the Japanese Constitutional Law Society, the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Japan Society of Information and Communication Research, the Director of the Law and Computer Society, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Information and Communications Policy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Dr. Shimpo has widely published in the field of privacy, data protection, information law and AI & Robot Law. Dr. Shimpo has won several awards such as the 18th Telecom Social Science Incentive Award of the Telecommunications Dissemination Foundation’s. Currently Dr. Shimpo researches focus on Data Protection and Privacy, Cyber-Crime and Information Security and Legal issues regarding AI, IoT and Robot.

Dr. David R. Hardoon

Chief Data & AI Officer, UnionBank of the Philippines, Managing Director, Aboitiz Data Innovation

Concurrently David is an external advisor to Singapore’s Corrupt Investigation Practices Bureau (CPIB) in the capacity of Senior Advisor (Artificial Intelligence) and to Singapore’s Central Provident Fund Board (CPF) in the capacity of Senior Advisor (Data Science).

Prior to his current roles, David was Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) first appointed Chief Data Officer and Head of Data Analytics Group reporting to the agency Deputy Managing Director for Financial Supervision and subsequently Special Advisor (Artificial Intelligence) reporting to Deputy Managing Director for Markets and Development. In these roles he led the development of the AI strategy both for MAS and Singapore’s financial sector as well as driving efforts in promoting open cross-border data flows.

David holds a PhD in Computer Science in the field of Machine Learning from the University of Southampton and graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with First Class Honors B.Sc. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.