Foley Hoag Counsel Brittan Heller to Receive Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award

February 5, 2021

Foley Hoag LLP counsel Brittan Heller will be honored with a Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award for her paper, titled “Reimagining Reality: Human Rights and Immersive Technology,” at a virtual event on February 10, 2021. The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. The organization presents the awards to recognize privacy scholarship that is relevant to policymakers in the U.S. Congress, at U.S. federal agencies, and international data protection authorities. A diverse team of academics, advocates and industry privacy professionals from FPF’s Advisory Board selects the winning papers, which are ultimately chosen because they contain solutions that are relevant for policymakers in the U.S. and abroad.  

Heller’s paper focuses on the human rights implications of technologies like virtual reality and augmented reality, as well as actions that the industry and lawmakers can take to preserve human rights. 

Heller is a member of Foley Hoag’s Global Business & Human Rights practice, where she specializes in advising companies on privacy, freedom of expression, content moderation, online harassment, disinformation, civic engagement, cyberhate and hate speech, and online extremism. 

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