Senior Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum
Kelsey Finch, CIPP/US, is Senior Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum, focusing on smart cities and communities, de-identification, big data, research ethics, and other select projects. She leads FPF’s Smart Privacy for Smart Cities project, under a grant from the National Science Foundation. She also runs FPF’s Smart Cities and Communities Working Group, and serves as an expert and thought leader helping individuals, local communities, and technology
providers leverage the benefits of a data-rich society while minimizing threats to individual privacy and civil liberties. She has recently worked with the City of Seattle to develop an Open Data Risk Assessment to support the City’s public release of civic data in privacy-preserving ways. Her work has been published in the Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy, the Fordham Urban Law Journal, and the Santa Clara Law Review.
Before coming to FPF, Kelsey was an inaugural Westin Fellow at the International Association of Privacy Professionals, where she produced practical research on a range of privacy topics and edited the FTC Privacy Casebook. She is a graduate of Smith College and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Information Law.