Archived biography: Chris Kelly is Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Privacy Officer of Facebook, Inc., an online directory company in Palo Alto. Chris brings more than a decade of business, information privacy, public policy, and legal experience to the Facebook management team. He has served as an advisor on corporate transactions such as Disney’s purchase of Infoseek, Macromedia’s purchase of Andromedia, and numerous strategic business deals in the Internet and oftware sectors for clients such as Google, Netscape, eBay, and DIRECTV. He also previously created the Chief Privacy Officer position at broadband Internet service provider Excite@Home, digital marketing company Kendara (which was sold to Excite@Home), and professional connection management company Spoke Software. Through his in-house work and service at international law firm Baker & McKenzie and technology law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Chris has advised major Internet and media clients on the increasing challenges of online business, intellectual property, and privacy protection in the digital age.
Prior to his time in legal practice, he served as an advisor to the Clinton Administration’s White House Domestic Policy Council and the U.S. Department of Education. Chris holds a B.A. from Georgetown University, an M.A. from Yale University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. At Harvard, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology and was part of the founding team for the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.