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Kelsey Finch

Policy Counsel

Future of Privacy Forum

District of Columbia


Consumer Technology Government Law Policy Privacy

Kelsey Finch, CIPP/US, is Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum, focusing on smart cities and communities, de-identification, big data, research ethics, wearables, and other select projects. Kelsey leads 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. 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 (IAPP), 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 & Information Law.

Keywords: privacy, smart cities, ethics, big data, open data, smart communities, transparency, public engagement, de-identification, data protection