November 2012

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Chris Wolf to speak on Privacy Data Protection: Transatlantic Developments

Microsoft hosts a discussion panel on the future direction of U.S. privacy policy, the overhaul of the European Data Protection Directive and the transatlantic relationship. A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH: Justin Brookman (moderator) Director, Center for Democracy and Technology, Project on Consumer Privacy Stacy Feuer Assistant Director for International Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission Mike Hintze Assistant […]

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Nov. 28, 2012 – FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire to Take on Do Not Track

Best of luck to FPF Senior Fellow and the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Peter Swire, as he takes on the effort to forge a practical solution for Do Not Track. Peter’s experience and his evenhanded approach to forging privacy solutions makes him uniquely qualified to take on this challenge. Jules Polonetsky and Christopher Wolf […]

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FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire Quoted in NYT Front Page Story on ECPA

FPF Senior Fellow and the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Peter Swire was quoted today in a New York Times front page story highlighting challenges to applying the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to mobile technologies. Here is a passage: As technology races ahead of the law, courts and lawmakers are […]

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Personal reflection and report: together at the 34th annual meeting of data protection authorities and privacy commissioners

FPF Founder and Co-chair Christopher Wolf has captured some of the remaining differences in international approaches to privacy in his reflections on last month’s 34th annual meeting of data protection authorities and privacy commissioners in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The article  is featured in the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) current issue of  “the […]

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FPF to co-host App Developers Privacy Summit series in D.C. on Nov. 29th

We’re hosting an event with the Application Developers Alliance in D.C. on Thursday, November 29th and we would love to see you there! It’s free to register, but space is limited.  Here are the details – please feel free to share this information with anyone who might be interested: Free Happy Hour + Application Developer […]

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Nov. 13, 2012 Epic.org Privacy Chat via Twitter #PrivChat

This weeks event features FPF Senior Fellow, Peter Swire. Peter is Faculty Advisor for 2012-2013 Symposium “The Second Wave of Global Privacy Protection” to be held on November 16, 2012. Topics to be discussed can be submitted in advance of the chat, either on Twitter using the #PrivChat OR via the Privacy Camp Blog. For more information and how to […]

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Proposed Framework for a Policy Protecting Customer Information Privacy in Michigan

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) recently requested information and comments related to its proposed framework for a policy protecting customer information privacy. The Commission’s current rules, 1999 AC, R 460.101 et seq., Consumer Standards and Billing Practices for Residential Customers provide some limited protection of customer privacy with respect to billing information. The new […]