Amber Ezzell is a Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum. Her work focuses on a variety of consumer and commercial privacy matters, from technology-specific areas to general data management and privacy issues. Amber’s primary interests include artificial intelligence and machine learning, algorithmic decision-making, advertising technology, and the impact of emerging technology on communities of color.
Amber earned her Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law. During law school, she served as President of the Student Bar Association, a member of the Advanced Trial Advocacy Team, a teaching assistant for a first-year litigation skills course, and co-chair of the Dean’s Task Force on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion. Amber’s interest in civil rights and technology law led her to complete a semester-long independent research project on balancing the risks of bias and business necessity in the use of algorithms for employment decisions. Additionally, Amber clerked for a Supervisory Administrative Judge at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, interned at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and externed at a business law firm.
Prior to law school, Amber served in state government as a Tennessee Governor’s Management Fellow, where she led and managed special projects for various Cabinet-level agencies. She also completed internships with various civil rights and policy organizations as well as in the federal government, including the U.S. House of Representatives through the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
Amber is a proud alumna of the University of Virginia, where she double-majored in Political & Social Thought and African-American & African Studies. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.