July 2010

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Solving the Privacy Dilemma

As privacy enthusiasts eagerly await this afternoon’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing on consumer online privacy, FPF Co-Chairs Jules Polonetsky and Christopher Wolf, provided some thoughts to Huffington Post about how the business community can help address some of the concerns that have been escalating  in this arena. Click this link to see their piece, “Solving the Privacy Dilemma.”

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Congressman Rush Pushes Privacy Agenda With Introduction of Bill

Yesterday Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection introduced H.R. 5777 the “Building Effective Strategies To Promote Responsibility Accountability Choice Transparency Innovation Consumer Expectations and Safeguards Act”, or BEST PRACTICES Act of 2010.  The bill adds to the contentious privacy debate that came […]

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Google Streetview Online Debate

Folks following the ongoing controversy over wireless data collected by Google Streetview vehicles will be interested in the online debate ongoing at Spiked Online. Our friend Simon Davies of Privacy International, who has been the loudest voice against Google’s actions in the UK, issued a scathing critique of Google’s transparency throughout the incident. Peter Barron, […]

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Leading Privacy Experts Join the FPF Advisory Board

FPF is fortunate and honored to have many of the leading minds from the business, academic and advocacy worlds among our Advisory Board members, and with the addition of the following six new members, our Board will become even more enriching.  We thank them for joining and look forward to their counsel: James Byrne is […]

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Privacy Papers for Policy Makers

The Future of Privacy Forum is calling on academics and thinkers with an interest in privacy issues for their involvement in “Privacy Papers for Policy Makers.” PURPOSE • To highlight important research and analytical work on a variety of privacy topics, and to ensure policy makers are informed of the most influential scholarship as they address privacy issues. • […]

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"HTTP Everywhere" Browser Security – A Step In the Right Direction

The following piece is a guest blog from Mark Goldstein, CIPP. Goldstein is a privacy/security consultant and previously served as a senior director in AOL’s consumer advocacy and privacy department. Most consumers are aware that they should look for the “padlock” icon on their browser when visiting their online bank. The “padlock” tells the consumer […]