World Privacy Forum
Founder and Executive Director
Pam Dixon is the founder and executive director of the World Privacy Forum, a respected public interest research group and NGO. An author and researcher, she has written influential studies in digital identity, artificial intelligence, digital health, complex data ecosystems and their governance for more than 20 years. Furthermore, she has worked extensively on privacy and data governance across multiple jurisdictions, including the US, India, Africa, Asia, the EU, and additional jurisdictions. She is also the 2021 recipient of the EFF Pioneer Award for ground-breaking research regarding privacy and data ecosystems. Pam Dixon currently serves as the co-chair of the UN Data Governance working group and is the co-chair of the World Health Organization Research, Academia, and Technical working group. Previously, she served as a board member of the International HL7 health data standards group and contributed meaningfully to that standard and presently serves as the co-chair of the Data for Development Workgroup at the Center for Global Development (CGD). At OECD, she is on the Civil Society multistakeholder group Steering Committee (CSISAC) and co-chairs CSISAC’s work with the OECD Working Party on AI Governance. Moreover, she was member of the AI expert group that crafted the OECD AI Principles.