February 2010

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WMACCA Tech & IP Forum: Behavioral Advertising – How to Protect Your Brand While Taking Advantage of Advanced Advertising Techniques

WMACCA Tech and IP Forum: Behavioral Advertising – How to Protect Your Brand While Taking Advantage of Advanced Advertising Techniques Tuesday, February 23, 2010 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM LIVE at the offices of Morrison & Foerster LLP 1650 Tysons Boulevard Suite 400 McLean, Virginia OR by WEBCAST Overview The online collection of information over […]

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Power vs. Privacy: Smart Grid Could Turn Appliances Into Spies, Experts Say

Power vs. Privacy: Smart Grid Could Turn Appliances Into Spies, Experts Say CBC News Canada By Paul Gallant February 18, 2010 Do you want your fridge talking about you behind your back? With the rapid adoption of a North American “smart grid” aimed at helping consumers conserve electricity, it’s also possible that smart appliances will […]

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Smart Privacy For the Grid

Gridwise Alliance & Future of Privacy Forum Present “Smart Privacy For the Grid” Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Embassy of Canada Theatre Room 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001 Click here to register for the event. Featured Speakers: Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario Andrew McLaughlin, United States Deputy, CTO More Speakers: […]

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New Article 29 Working Party Chair Jacob Kohnstamm

We are pleased to congratulate Jacob Kohnstamm, Chair of the Dutch Data Protection Authority, for being elected the new chairman of the Article 29 Working party.  Mr Kohnstamm visited the Future of Privacy Forum offices during his last visit to the U.S. and we enjoyed greatly the chance to discuss with him the issues on our […]

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Online Behavioral Advertising "Icon" Study

Executive Summary: In May 2009, the Future of Privacy Forum launched a research initiative to examine new methods for communicating with users about online advertising and privacy. This study assessed the communication efficacy of behavioral advertising disclosures based on icons and short disclosures placed near webpage advertisements as an alternative to providing transparency and choice […]