Speakers » KEYNOTE: Jules Polonetsky

Jules Polonetsky

CEO and Executive Director, Future of Privacy Forum



KEYNOTE - Privacy for 2017 and Beyond…


  • Overview of consumer privacy expectations under the new US Administration;
  • The changing environment under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), Brexit in the UK, and the EU-US Privacy Shield;
  • The maturation of the APEC framework.


Jules Polonetsky serves as CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a 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 110 leading companies, several foundations, as well as by an advisory board comprised of the country’s leading academics and advocates. FPF’s current projects focus on Big Data, Mobile, Location, Apps, the Internet of Things, Wearables, De-Identification, Connected Cars and Student Privacy.

Jules 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 serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Copyright Information. He 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.

In 2001, Crain’s NY Business magazine named Jules one of the top technology leaders in New York City.

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




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