Lauren Smith is Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum, where she focuses on big data and the internet of things as related to connected cars, data ethics, algorithmic decision-making, and drones. Lauren leads the FPF Connected Cars Working Group, and serves as an expert and thought leader across the country through speaking engagements, media interviews, and interaction with state and federal regulators and strategic partners.
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.