Alec Foster Ethical Marketer

Alec Foster, CIPP/US

a Growth Marketer & Certified Privacy Professional based in the Bay Area, currently leading special projects at FairShake.

My Background

A full-stack advocate and storyteller, I believe that people shouldn't hand over their power to corporations without a fight. I only give my time to projects that improve people's relationships with technology and the laws that govern them.

I'm the first marketer to be certified with the International Association of Privacy Professionals. With my background, I'm equipped to help organizations bolster compliance and risk mitigation practices, and build marketing programs that adhere to privacy principles and laws.

I currently work at FairShake, the consumer rights service, and serve as Director of Communications on the board of the Fair Internet Coalition, which advocates against corporate monopolization. I previously worked at Jumbo Privacy, Hustle, and Google, and served on the boards of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the Student Net Alliance.

In my spare time, I teach electric hydrofoiling lessons, lift weights, and produce immersive art experiences.

Recent Projects

Growth Marketing

I've managed growth marketing at companies including FairShake, Hustle, and Google.

My accomplishments at FairShake include building an in-house referral program and growing it to become our second-largest acquisition channel, building machine learning models to improve the accuracy of claim assignments, and built a consumer complaints forum with 30,000+ submissions.

Policy

At FairShake I handle our policy programs, in which required me to build a petition site from scratch, and create and manage all advocacy campaigns.

At Google, I worked on Google Take Action from 2014-2016, where I helped create actions and events for our email list of 2 million followers.

Organizing

I currently sit on the board of the Fair Internet Coalition, a nonprofit devoted to ending internet monopolies.

I founded the Student Net Alliance in 2013 to raise awareness about the impact of government and corporate surveillance on youth.

I served on the Board of Directors of Students for Sensible Drug Policy from 2013-2016.

Education

I graduated from NYU with a double major in Politics and Media, Culture and Communication, with honors including the Arch Award (highest undergraduate honor) and the CYBERCORPS Scholarship for Service.

I completed Harvard's CopyrightX course in 2017, and passed the CIPP/US exam in 2021.

E-foil

On weekends I teach electric hydrofoiling lessons to people of all skill levels. Message me if you want to take a lesson in the SF Bay!

Immersive Experience Design

I have 7 years of experience producing 15 large-scale art installations and interactive performances for events attended by thousands of people.

My past work includes multiple published magazines and newspapers, responsive digital art, and managing teams of 5+ collaborators to produce performances that help people rethink their assumptions and roles in society.

Get in touch

I'd love to chat or give feedback! Message me on Twitter or shoot me an email.