FPF Announces Privacy Papers for Policy Makers 2012


The Future of Privacy Forum Announces
Privacy Papers for Policy Makers 2012

WASHINGTON – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today released the 2012 Privacy Papers for Policy Makers, highlighting eight leading privacy writings that were voted by the FPF Advisory Board to be most useful for policy makers. The papers cover a wide array of topics, including privacy by design, online behavioral advertising, mobile privacy, government surveillance, de-identification, and social networks.

The digest will be featured at an event held at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center on November 7th in Washington, D.C. The eight papers featured in the digest were selected among more than thirty-five entries, and were chosen by members of FPF’s Advisory Board, which is comprised of leading figures from industry, academia, law and advocacy groups. The digest was sponsored with support from AT&T, Microsoft, and GMAC.

Christopher Wolf, FPF’s founder and co-chair commented on the significance of the Privacy Papers for Policy Makers Digest, “Improving privacy protection is vitally important in this technology age so we are delighted to help build a bridge of communication between privacy scholars and privacy policy makers. We hope this publication will lead to greater communication and collaboration.”

FPF’s director and co-chair Jules Polonetsky emphasized the need to educate more policy makers about the diverse issues surrounding privacy issues and explore the myriad of thoughts that academics, industry leaders, and privacy advocates have on the issue.

“There’s no silver bullet to resolving all of the privacy concerns the public has in this new technological age,” Polonetsky said. “These writings offer some of the most compelling and innovative viewpoints that we hope policymakers consider as they look to address privacy issues.”

A full list of the writings and authors featured in the Privacy Papers for Policy Makers Digest are listed below. To see the full text of the digest and the executive summaries of the writings, click here.

Leading Papers:

Bridging the Gap Between Privacy and Design,
Deirdre Mulligan and Jennifer King

Smart, Useful, Scary, Creepy: Perceptions of Online Behavioral Advertising
Blase Ur, PedroGiovanni Leon, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Richard Shay and Yang Wang

‘Going Dark’ Versus a ‘Golden Age of Surveillance’
Peter Swire and Kenesa Ahmad

How Come I’m Allowing Strangers to go Through My Phone? Smart Phones and Privacy Expectations
Jennifer King

Mobile Payments: Consumer Benefits & New Privacy Concerns
Chris Jay Hoofnagle, Jennifer M. Urban and Su Li

The ‘Re-Identification’ of Governor William Weld’s Medical Information: A Critical
Re-Examination of Health Data Identification Risks and Privacy Protections, Then and Now
Dr. Daniel Barth-Jones

Privacy by Design: A Counterfactual Analysis of Google and Facebook Privacy Incidents
Ira Rubinstein and Nathan Good

Will Johnny Facebook Get a Job? An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks
Alessandro Acquisti and Christina Fong

Please join the Future of Privacy Forum for a reception celebrating the selected authors on Wednesday, November 7 from 4:00-6:30 pm at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, 901 K Street, 11th Floor, Washington DC, 20001

To RSVP for this event please e-mail [email protected]

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a Washington, DC based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices. The forum is led by Internet privacy experts Jules Polonetsky and Christopher Wolf and includes an advisory board comprised of leading figures from industry, academia, law and advocacy groups.