Prior to launching SPQR Strategies, Tim Sparapani served as the first Director of Public Policy at Facebook. During his time there, Tim was responsible for developing and implementing the social media giant’s interaction with federal, state, local and international governments, as well as with opinion and policy makers. He managed these roles as the company grew from 150 million to more than 900 million active users, and from 350 employees to more than 3,000.
In recent years, Tim served as the Vice President of Policy, Law and Government Affairs for the Application Developers Alliance, a trade association serving more than 30,000 application “app” developers and 150 member companies. Tim also has served as interim General Counsel for an emerging app company. Today, he continues to advise other start-up tech companies on a wide range of policy matters, including online safety and security.
Prior to Facebook, Tim served as Senior Legislative Counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where he helped advance the constitutional principle of the right to privacy, representing the ACLU before Congress, the Executive Branch and the media. Earlier in his career, he served as an associate at the law firm of Dickstein Shapiro where he helped clients navigate interconnecting constitutional, statutory, political and policy challenges.
A frequent public speaker on topics related to emerging technologies, Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from the law school at the University of Michigan.
Contributions by Tim Sparapani
Will two privacy cops on the same block be one too many?
Appropriate Notice and Choice Should Not Be a One-Size-Fits-All Assessment