Co-chair and Director of the Future of Privacy Forum
Since November 2008, Jules Polonetsky has served as Co-chair and Director of the Future of Privacy Forum, a think tank seeking to improve the state of online privacy by advancing responsible data practices. His 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. In 2011, Jules was appointed to the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. He has served on the boards of groups such as TRUSTe, the IAPP, the Network Advertising Initiative, the Privacy Projects, and the Better Business Bureau (NY Region).
Acting Chief Privacy Officer at Gigya
Jill Nissen, Principal & Founder, Nissen Consulting, is Gigya’s acting Chief Privacy Officer. Jill provides guidance to company executives on global privacy matters and acts as a liason to consumer privacy and online safety organizations. Jill comes from an extensive background in consumer privacy and is an accomplished legal and strategic business executive with 15 years of experience helping companies solve complex legal, business and policy matters. Working in Washington DC and in Silicon Valley she has helped to shape key issues of importance to Internet companies, including privacy, online safety, intellectual property and social media. Jill previously served on the management team at Ning, as V.P. and Chief Policy Officer. Her role included acting as Chief Privacy Officer where she set company-wide privacy strategy and advised on all national and international privacy matters. Jill also worked as a Senior Associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where her practice focused on privacy, intellectual property, licensing and commercial transactions. Because of her expertise, Jill has been personally tapped by industry, NGO’s and government to participate in various roundtables, government reviews and high level policy groups, including, being appointed in 2009 as one of 30 experts to serve a 15-month term to the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG) established by Congress. Jill holds a B.A. in Political Science from UCSB and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Jill is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Co-founder and Co-director of ConnectSafely.org
Author, journalist and youth advocate Anne Collier is Co-founder and Co-director of ConnectSafely.org; Founder and Executive director of the nonprofit Net Family News, Inc.; and Editor of NetFamilyNews.org. In 2011 and 2012, Anne was a member of the curriculum working group supporting the launch of the Born This Way Foundation at Harvard University’s Berkman Center, and the grassroots youth movement toward “a kinder, braver world” the Foundation aims to support. From 2009-10, Anne served as co-chair of the Obama administration’s Online Safety & Technology Working Group, which in June 2010 delivered its report to Congress, “Youth Safety on a Living Internet,” a subject on which Anne frequently speaks. Anne currently serves on Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board and the advisory boards of the London- and Washington-based Family Online Safety Institute and GetNetWise.org.
Omer Tene is Managing Director of Tene & Associates and Vice Dean of the College of Management School of Law, Rishon Le Zion, Israel. He is an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society; and a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum. He serves as rapporteur to the OECD for its review of its 1980 Privacy Guidelines. Omer was appointed by the Israeli Minister of Justice as Member of the National Privacy Protection Council and is a member of the advisory board of the Future of Privacy Forum; European advisory board of IAPP; and Editorial Board of International Data Privacy Law (Oxford University Press).