Head of Privacy
Common Sense Media
Girard Kelly is a consumer protection attorney whose practice focuses on emerging technologies and public policy. He is a nationally recognized expert on privacy with a strong background in information technology and data ethics. He currently works at Common Sense Media as the Head of Privacy where he evaluates privacy and security policies for technology products used by kids and families.
Recently, his research explored evaluating the privacy practices of popular technology products to determine the “State of Kids’ Privacy”, and the impact of California’s new privacy laws, as well as evaluating the privacy and security practices of Virtual Reality devices. He has been an invited speaker before the Federal Trade Commission, the National Association of Attorneys General, and has drafted and provided feedback as a technical subject matter expert on various state and federal proposed privacy laws. He has been featured in numerous publications and outlets, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, ABC News, Bloomberg, National Public Radio, Arizona Morning News, The Journal, USA Today, and Edweek, among others.
Girard received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, a Master of Arts degree in Applied Ethics of Science and Technology from Arizona State University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, specializing in Internet law.