June 2010

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FPF Icon Project Cited By EU Article 29 Working Party

The EU Article 29 Working Party has issued an opinion on the need under EU law for consumer opt-ins for behavioral advertising that involves online tracking. Our friends at Hogan Lovells have provided this analysis on their blog.  In calling for “simple and effective mechanisms for users to affirmatively give their consent for online behavioral […]

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Tying IP Addresses to Offline Data

This morning Media Post’s Wendy Davis reported on ClearSight Interactive’s new behavioral targeting platform, which allows marketers to target Web users based on the profiles associated with their specific neighborhoods.

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The Future of Privacy Legislation: A Conversation with Congressmen Rick Boucher and Cliff Stearns

On Wednesday, Representatives Rick Boucher (D-VA) and Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, spoke exclusively with the Future of Privacy Forum and a select group of privacy advocates, academics, and members of the business community about the discussion draft of privacy legislation the Congressmen […]

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FPF's Comments in Response to Department of Commerce Privacy NOI

The Department of Commerce is examining the nexus between privacy and innovation in the Internet economy, as reflected in its recent Notice of Inquiry (NOI) to which the Future of Privacy Forum submitted this document.  After detailing the importance of privacy to the success of the Internet economy, our submission provides examples of innovations in […]

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FPF Submits Comments in Response to Department of Commerce Privacy NOI

The Department of Commerce is examining the nexus between privacy and innovation in the Internet economy, as reflected in its recent Notice of Inquiry (NOI) to which the Future of Privacy Forum submitted this document.  After detailing the importance of privacy to the success of the Internet economy, our submission provides examples of innovations in online privacy such […]

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A New “Must-Read” for Smart Grid Enthusiasts

This morning, I moderated a panel at the Computers Freedom and Privacy Conference entitled, “The Smart Grid: Can we be smart and private?” and focused on the privacy challenges and opportunities posed by the development of the smart grid. We at FPF have been working on smart grid issues for the last year and were […]

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Guest Blog on Privacy Safe Harbors

The following is a guest post to the FPF Blog from Ira Rubinstein, a Senior Fellow at the Information Law Institute and Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law In early May, Reps. Rick Boucher (D-VA) and Cliff Stearns (R-FL) released a discussion draft of comprehensive privacy legislation. The draft bill would require companies […]