June 2013


MIT Sloan Management Review Highlights "Big Data for All" Scholarship

In a post for the MIT Sloan Management Review, Renee Boucher Ferguson considers the privacy costs involved with the use of data analytics to transform customer service.  The capability of projects such as IBM’s Watson to “to determine consumer wants and desires, even (sometimes!) before customers themselves do so” requires a new approach to privacy, […]


Seeking Submissions for Privacy Papers for Policy Makers 2013

FPF is pleased to invite privacy scholars, professionals, and others with an interest in privacy issues to submit papers to be considered for inclusion in FPF’s annual edition of “Privacy Papers for Policy Makers.” The purpose of Privacy Papers for Policy Makers is to present policy makers with highlights of important research and analytical work […]


Looking at Privacy Protections for Facial Recognition

On Sunday, Google announced that it would not allow facial recognition applications on Google Glass until “strong privacy protections” were in place. But this announcement begs the very question: what sort of privacy protections can actually be put in place for this sort of technology? Thus far, concerns about facial recognition technology have appeared within the context […]