Lauren Smith



Head of Federal Regulatory Engagement

Lauren Smith is Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum. Her projects at FPF include big data and the Internet of Things, where she focuses on connected cars and health technology. Prior to working at FPF, Lauren was a Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology, where she played a core role in the White House Big Data report, the launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative, and policy initiatives around privacy, intellectual property, regulatory policy, and innovation for global development. She was previously a Research Associate for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress. Lauren is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the UC Berkeley School of Law, where she earned a Certificate in Law and Technology.