The Consumer Privacy Rights Fund is advised by a volunteer funding board of individuals who possess tremendous expertise in the field of privacy rights. Rose Foundation greatly appreciates their many hours of pro-bono service in reviewing and evaluating grant applications.
Funding Board Members
(organizations listed for identification purposes only)
Joanne McNabb has been on the front lines of consumer privacy in California for over 20 years. As Director of Privacy Education and Policy for the California Attorney General’s Privacy Unit, she developed best practice guides for business and information for consumers on how to exercise their privacy rights. She also assisted the Unit in drafting regulations for the landmark California Consumer Privacy Act. From 2001 until 2012, McNabb directed the California Office of Privacy Protection, which was a resource and advocate on privacy issues. She served on the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and on the ANSI Consumer Interest Forum. McNabb is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, with specializations in Government and Information Technology.
With master’s degrees in communication management (USC) and librarianship (University of Denver), Beth Givens was a librarian in Montana prior to becoming a consumer advocate in California. In 1992, Beth founded the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse and led it until retiring in 2018. She developed many of its educational materials and represented the public interest in policy proceedings at state and federal levels. She also participated in several task forces and commissions. Beth is author of and contributor to a wealth of privacy resources in her 26-year career. She co-authored an early consumer privacy book, The Privacy Rights Handbook (1997).