Jules Polonetsky

Chief Executive Officer

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Jules has served for 15 years as CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum, a global non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies.

Jules has led the development of numerous codes of conduct and best practices, assisted in the drafting of data protection legislation and presented expert testimony with agencies and legislatures around the world. He is an IAPP Westin Emeritus Fellow and the 2023 recipient of the IAPP Leadership Award.

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 www.fpf.org and on Google Scholar and SSRN.

Jules has worked on consumer protection issues for 30 years, having served as Chief Privacy Officer at AOL and at DoubleClick, as Consumer Affairs Commissioner for New York City, as an elected New York State Legislator, and as a congressional staffer for then-congressman Charles Schumer.

Jules serves on the Advisory Boards of Open DP | Harvard University Privacy Tools Project, the California Privacy Lab (University of California), and on the George Washington University Law School Privacy and Security Advisory Council. From 2011-2012, Jules served on the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. He served on the founding board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and on the boards of a number of privacy and consumer protection organizations including TRUSTe, the Network Advertising Initiative, and the Center for Copyright Information.

Jules practiced law in the New York office of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan from 1989 to 1990. He is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Yeshiva University and is admitted to the Bars of New York and Washington, D.C. Jules is a Certified Information Privacy Professional.

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