June 2011

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FPF Issues Statement on FCC & FTC Location Based Services Forum:

Leaders of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a privacy think tank whose Advisory Board includes privacy scholars, privacy advocates and corporate privacy officers, made the following statements in relation to today’s FCC & FTC Forum on Location Based Services: “Today’s Location Based Services Forum is a positive and important educational opportunity  to highlight best […]

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Center for American Progress Hosts Program on “Do Not Track” with Focus on Kids

With a room filled to capacity this morning, the Center for American Progress hosted a special presentation entitled “Tracking: Where You Are, What You See, and What to Do.”  Neera Tanden, the Chief Operating Officer for Center for American Progress moderated the panel which featured a keynote by FTC Commissioner Julie Brill. Panelists included FPF […]

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"Why privacy legislation is hot now"

Colleague Peter Swire has an article published in today’s publication of The Hill discussing the growth of privacy legislation today, see the full article here.

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Will users opt-in to analytics cookies? Initial results show: “No!”

In order to demonstrate a model implementation for opt-in cookies under the Amendments to the EU Telecom Directive, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) implemented an opt-in for the use of an analytics cookie. The “above the banner” opt-in request can be seen here, and at the links here and here you can see the results of […]

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CFP Hosted a Panel of Chief Privacy Officers: “The Privacy Profession — Corporate Apologists, or Agents of Positive Change?”

Thursday, June 16 Computers Freedom and Privacy (CFP) hosted a panel called “The Privacy Profession — Corporate Apologists, or Agents of Positive Change?” that featured Chief Privacy Officers (CPO) from various agencies and companies. The panel included: Nuala O’Connor Kelly as moderator (Senior Counsel, Information Governance & Privacy, GE; FPF Advisory Board member), Doug Miller […]

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Senator Leahy (D-VT) Makes Keynote Address at CFP on Thursday (June 16, 2011)

Today Senator Leahy (D-VT) made a brief keynote address at the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference at the Georgetown Law Center (CFP). Senator Leahy urged that we must “modernize” the legal framework to stay apace with the technology of today’s age. He discussed the numerous recent data breaches, and quoted statistics indicating the hundreds of […]

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FPF Advisory Board Members Take the Stage at Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference to discuss: “Frontiers in Privacy"

Wednesday, June 15 at Computers Freedom and Privacy (CFP), three Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) Advisory Board members took the stage during a discussion about “Frontiers in Privacy.” Advisory Board member Professor Annie Anton moderated a discussion between Professors Peter Swire and Daniel Solove. The discussion was fast-paced and covered six topics–each getting a lightning-round […]

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EPIC Honors Wall Street Journal for “What They Know” Series

Earlier this week, FPF’s Co-Chair Christopher Wolf, had the pleasure of honoring The Wall Street Journal for its  “What They Know” series, on behalf of EPIC at a special event in Washington, D.C.   His remarks from that celebration are featured below: I am pleased to serve on EPIC’s Advisory Board and pleased to have been […]

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White House Smart Grid Report Includes Key Privacy Guidance

Earlier today Future of Privacy Forum co-chair Jules Polonetsky attended the Obama administration’s announcement at the White House for a number of new initiatives designed to accelerate the modernization of the Nation’s electric infrastructure, bolster electric-grid innovation, and advance a clean energy economy. The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) report focuses on 4 pillars […]