May 2012

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Missing the Consumer Value of Social Media

I love Consumer Reports.   I rely on the magazine for top notch reviews.  Their testing of consumer products is unbiased and invaluable to anyone who takes both price and value seriously. I am currently looking to purchase a quality home treadmill and was pleased to see that a recent issue included a detailed report based […]

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Big Data Research

TechAmerica hosted a Congressional Briefing, Big Data: What it Means and How it Drives Innovation, this week. The event’s distinguished panel included a variety of industry experts and focused on the meaning of “Big Data”, how data is being used in the market-place, government uses of “Big Data”, and the future of “Big Data”. The panel […]

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Swire Presents at Privacy Working Group

On April 26, FPF Senior Fellow and Ohio State Professor Peter Swire gave a presentation to the Privacy Working Group based on his forthcoming article in the University of North Carolina Law Review, entitled “Social Networks, Privacy, and Freedom of Association: Data Empowerment vs. Data Protection.” The presentation focused on Swire’s new research exploring how […]

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Trans-Atlantic Policy Dialogue Hosted by FPF

On April 27th, the Future of Privacy Forum hosted a trans-Atlantic policy dialogue at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. The participants included EU Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx; Article 29 Working Party Chair Jacob Konstamm; Sjoera Nas from the Dutch Data Protection Authority; and Daniel Weitzner, the Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White […]

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Steven Beale

Steven Beale Steven Beale was a Policy Analyst at the Future of Privacy Forum. His work focused mainly on encryption, government access to data, and the smart grid. Prior to joining FPF, Steven worked on Intel Corporation’s Security and Privacy Policy team and also served for a year with AmeriCorps in St. Louis. He graduated […]

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Joseph Jerome

Joseph Jerome is a policy counsel at Future of Privacy Forum. At FPF, Joseph’s issue portfolio focuses on big data and the Internet of Things, where he works on de-identification standards and educational privacy questions. He is interested in questions around transparency and accountability mechanisms in data use. Prior to joining FPF, Joseph served as a national law […]

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Mobile Payments: Why so Scary, America?

Mobile payment systems are a relatively new technology that has sparked the interest of lawmakers, federal agencies, academics, and privacy advocates. The question they are all asking is why are Americans not taking advantage of a system that promises to significantly increase economic efficiency and convenience? When it comes to mobile payment systems, the United […]