Robert Gellman
Privacy and Information Policy Consultant


419 Fifth Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-543-7923

I've worked on privacy issues for over 40 years. I did privacy work at a federal agency in a legal capacity. I served on Capitol Hill as legislative staff for 17 years. In 1995, I became a consultant, assisting large and small companies, trade associations, non-profit and advocacy organizations, U.S. government agencies, and foreign governments to develop, implement, and maintain policies for personal privacy and fair information practices. Specialty areas include privacy policy for health (including HIPAA), for the Internet and Internet websites, for the homeless (HMIS) and missing persons, and for non-profit organizations. I also have considerable experience with freedom of information policy and other information policy subjects.

I help organizations that want to understand privacy policy and law or that seek to implement reasonable and balanced approaches to privacy, data protection, and related concerns.

If you’ve come here looking for my history of Fair Information Practices, go to the Resources page. It's usually the top item.

Want to read my novel? Thy Staff Will Comfort Thee: A Novel of Capitol Hill. 

Synopsis: The murder in a congressional office building of a Senate staffer who is a self-described investigative terrorist sets off a constitutional crisis involving the Senate and the FBI. The investigation of the murder has to accommodate the politics, prerogatives, and personalities of Capitol Hill. This insider’s view sets out the rarely-seen interplay between Senators, staffers, lobbyists, and the press in the backrooms of the Senate. Finding the murderer is only part of the mystery.

Available in EPUB and MOBI formats here.

 

 

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