The new Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rule that went into effect earlier this month restricts almost all forms of tracking across child-directed sites other than for a set of limited “internal operations purposes.” Child-directed sites are now strictly liable for any third party tracking on their sites that do not meet COPPA’s limited […]
“I am pleased to support the NTIA Short Form Notice Code of Conduct,” said Jules Polonetsky, Executive Director of the Future of Privacy Forum. “A ‘food label’ type approach to a privacy notice will give consumers a standardized way to get key privacy information at a glance and will help consumers better understand how apps […]
Washington, DC, July 23, 2013 The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a Washington, DC-based think tank advancing responsible data use and consumer privacy, today announced that former Federal Trade Commission staffer Molly Crawford has joined FPF as its first Policy Director. In her new role, Ms. Crawford will be expanding and coordinating FPF’s focus on […]
You can tell when a powerful new technology, like tracking people as they shop, is coming of age. It starts trying to persuade people it is a force for good, and it broadens its reach and capabilities.
Read FPF’s paper on ethics and trust in the ed tech environment, but Jules Polonetsky and Omer Tene, as published in the International Review of Information Ethics, Vol. 21 (07/2014).
FPF begins work with technology companies, privacy advocates, and regulators to develop a code of conduct aimed at protecting consumers’ privacy.
FPF Announces New Group to Develop Best Practices for Retail Location Analytics Companies
One of the most important provisions of the updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rule that took effect yesterday is the extension of child privacy protection to behavioral advertising, the practice of tracking users across online sites and services to tailor advertising. The Future of Privacy Forum supported the Federal Trade Commission’s move to […]