Pollyanna Sanderson served as Policy Counsel at Future of Privacy Forum, where she focused on Legislative Outreach & Analysis. In addition to tracking and analyzing trends in US privacy legislation, Polly provided educational briefings on privacy law to US lawmakers such as the Virginia Joint Commission on Technology and Science. Her work on contact tracing technologies has been cited in multiple major outlets such as the MIT Computational Law Report, Forbes, and the Cardozo Law Review.
Prior to working at FPF, Polly worked on consumer privacy legislation as the Google Public Policy Fellow, resident at the National Consumers League. She first gained experience in data protection as a legal intern at Bird & Bird in London. As a policy intern at a UK government department, she conducted research on the relationship between digital platforms, the gig economy, and employment law. Polly attained her Bachelors in Law at Queen Mary, University of London. There, she was awarded the Principal’s Prize for outstanding academic achievement. She came to the U.S. as the Drapers’ Company Scholar of 2018, where she completed her Master of Law at William & Mary. She focused on artificial intelligence, emergent technologies, and their effect on the legal landscape.