John Verdi


Future of Privacy Forum

VP of Policy

John Verdi is Vice President of Policy at the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF).  FPF is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit 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 150 leading companies, several foundations, and an advisory board comprised of leading academics and advocates.  John supervises FPF’s policy portfolio, which advances FPF’s agenda on a broad range of issues, including: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning; Algorithmic Decision-Making; Ethics; Connected Cars; Smart Communities; Student Privacy; Health; the Internet of Things; Wearable Technologies; De-Identification; and Drones. 
John previously served as Director of Privacy Initiatives at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where he crafted policy recommendations for the US Department of Commerce and President Obama regarding technology, trust, and innovation.  John led NTIA’s privacy multistakeholder process, which established best practices regarding unmanned aircraft systems, facial recognition technology, and mobile apps.  Prior to NTIA, he was General Counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), where he oversaw EPIC’s litigation program.  John earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Law from SUNY-Binghamton.


Contributions by John Verdi

  • Ethical Use of Employee Data: Improving Your Workplace the Right Way
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • The FCC’s Privacy Rulemaking – Perspectives on the Proposals and a Look Ahead
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016
  • Drones: A New Dimension of the Internet of Things
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016
  • Legislative Update on Privacy and Data Security
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2016