February 2013

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Swimming in the Big Data Ocean

Even as it promises breakthroughs in healthcare, the environment, and how individuals understand the world, Big Data may also be a powerful tool in the national security space. On Wednesday, the Journal of National Security Law & Policy, along with the Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law, launched their first symposium by addressing […]

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Mobile and the Connected Car

At this week’s DC Mobile Monday event, the potential of the connected car provided enthusiastic discussion.  As our cars get smarter, they promise not only seamless infotainment and geolocational tracking features but also the capacity to communicate with other connected cars and our mechanics, improving safety and saving drivers time and money. While these are […]

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Do Not Track May Be Back on Track

In November 2012, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) named FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire as co-chair of the W3C’s Tracking Protection Working Group, a multistakeholder group working to create a meaningful Do-Not-Track (DNT) mechanism.  At the time that Peter was appointed, the DNT negotiations were described by the New York Times as having “devolved […]

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Big Data and Privacy: Same Old Concerns or Something New?

Even as Big Data is used to chart flu outbreaks and improve winter weather forecasts, Big Data continues to generate important policy debates. Watching businesses and advocates argue over the use of “data” to measure human behavior in order to cut through both political ideology and personal intuition, David Brooks declares in The New York […]

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FPF Breakfast & Conversation with Dr. Anne Cavoukian

At a time when policy makers around the world are supporting the concept of Privacy by Design, how can companies operationalize this key standard? Future of Privacy Forum invites you to join us for breakfast and conversation with Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner for Ontario, and leading privacy experts. Christopher Olsen, Assistant Director, Bureau of Consumer […]

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Privacy by Design: From Concept to Reality Breakfast and Conversation with Dr. Ann Cavoukian and Privacy Leaders

At a time when policy makers around the world are supporting the concept of Privacy by Design, how can companies operationalize this key standard? Future of Privacy Forum invites you to join us for breakfast and conversation on Tuesday March 5, 2013 with Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner for Ontario, and leading privacy experts.  Christopher […]