Consumer Privacy Rights Funding Board


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

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Joanne McNabb
Director of Privacy Education and Policy
Office of the California Attorney General

Joanne McNabb is the Director of Privacy Education and Policy in the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the California Department of Justice. The Unit protects Californians’ constitutionally guaranteed right to privacy, enforces state and federal privacy laws, educates consumers and businesses, and makes recommendations to the Attorney General on privacy matters. McNabb is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, with specializations in Government and Information Technology. She serves on the Privacy Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is a Fellow of the Ponemon Institute, a research center on privacy, data protection and information security policy. From 2001 until 2012, McNabb directed the California Office of Privacy Protection, which was a resource and advocate on privacy issues. Before that she worked in public affairs and marketing, in both the public and private sectors, including five years with an international marketing company in France.

Lee Tien
Senior Staff Attorney and Adams Chair for Internet Rights
Electronic Frontier Foundation

Lee Tien is a Senior Staff Attorney and the Adams Chair for Internet Rights at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in free speech law, including intersections with intellectual property law and privacy law. Before joining EFF, Lee was a sole practitioner specializing in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation. Tien has published articles on children’s sexuality and information technology, anonymity, surveillance, and the First Amendment status of publishing computer software. Lee received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford University, where he was very active in journalism at the Stanford Daily. After working as a news reporter at the Tacoma News Tribune for a year, Lee went to law school at Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley. Lee also did graduate work in the Program in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at UC-Berkeley.

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