Kate Kaye joins WPF as Deputy Director

The World Privacy Forum is delighted to announce that award-winning technology journalist Kate Kaye will join WPF as its deputy director. 

As a longstanding technology journalist, Kate has been at the forefront of emerging technology, data privacy, and governance issues. Her reporting exposed the earliest forms of online political microtargeting and voter data use, explained the connectivity of data broker systems, and tracked the gradual expansion of location data profiling. More recently, she has evaluated the impacts of AI and surveillance technologies on civil liberties and digital justice, and kept a watchful eye on government AI investments and policy.

“I’ve known Kate for many years as a data-focused journalist producing forward-looking work of the highest caliber,” WPF founder and Executive Director Pam Dixon said. “In our work at WPF, we focus on in-depth research and analysis of today’s most pressing issues, and Kate is extremely well-equipped to step in and help lead our work.”

“I’ve watched over the years as Pam’s work at WPF has evolved to encompass some of the most important and challenging issues of our time,” Kaye said. “I’m beyond thrilled to be able to bring the knowledge and skills I have honed as a journalist to this organization.”

At WPF, Kate will be focusing on national and global work on AI / machine learning, digital identity ecosystems, health data ecosystems, digitalization and related impacts, development and data, and WPF’s ongoing work on data governance.

Kate Kaye is the author of the groundbreaking book, Campaign ’08: A turning point for digital media. She has written thousands of articles across technology topics, including most recently, her extensive work on AI as Protocol’s AI and data reporter.