Pollyanna joins FPF as Policy Counsel (Legislative Outreach & Analysis). Previously, Polly worked on privacy and data security as the Google Public Policy Fellow (resident at the National Consumers League). Polly gained experience in data protection as a legal intern at Bird & Bird. 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 Principals Prize for outstanding academic achievement. She came to the U.S. as the Drapers’ Company Scholar of 2018, where she completed her Master of Laws at William & Mary. She focused on artificial intelligence, emergent technologies, and their effect on the legal landscape. As Treasurer for the Data Privacy and Cyber Security Society, Polly participated in a symposium where she spoke about biases inherent to predictive data analysis.