Pam Dixon is the founder and executive director of the World Privacy Forum, a respected public interest research group focusing on data privacy. Dixon is an author and researcher known for her pioneering work in the area of data brokers, predictive analytics, identity, and biometrics, among other aspects of consumer data privacy and data protection.
Dixon has researched and written numerous privacy studies, including substantive biometrics research in India, which formed the basis of a peer-reviewed scholarly article regarding India’s Aadhaar biometric system in relation to EU-US policy. This research was cited in the Supreme Court of India’s landmark Aadhaar privacy ruling in 2018.
She is a member of the OECD Artificial Intelligence Expert Group, and she has served as an OECD expert advisor on global health data uses. Dixon serves on the editorial board of the Harvard-based journal of Technology Science. Dixon has testified about data privacy topics multiple times before the US Congress, including the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as the US Federal Trade Commission and other agencies.
Dixon has written 8 books, including titles for Random House / Times Books, among other major publishers. Her most recent book, Surveillance in America, was published in 2016 by ABC-CLIO books. Her next book on privacy is set to be published by ABC CLIO in 2019.