August 2013

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Future of Privacy Forum and Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society Bring Big Data and Privacy Debate to Washington on September 10

For Immediate Release Contact: Melissa Merz, 773.505.6037 FPFMedia@fpf.org Thursday, August 29, 2013   Future of Privacy Forum and Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society Bring Big Data and Privacy Debate to Washington on September 10 NSA Revelations Provide Backdrop for Public Discussion ***NEWS ADVISORY***NEWS ADVISORY*** The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Stanford […]

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Future of Privacy Forum Applauds Appointment of Senior Fellow Peter Swire to President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies

Future of Privacy Forum Applauds Appointment of Senior Fellow Peter Swire to President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies Date: August 28, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today applauded FPF Senior Fellow, Professor Peter Swire, on his appointment as as a member of President Barack Obama’s Review Group on […]

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FPFcast: Talking Consumer Subject Review Boards with Ryan Calo

[audio http://fpf.org/wp-content/uploads/FPFCast.Calo_.mp3] In advance of the Future of Privacy Forum and the Stanford Center for Internet & Society’s event on “Big Data and Privacy” next month, we spoke with Professor Ryan Calo about his essay Consumer Subject Review Boards — A Thought Experiment.  Professor Calo looks at how institutional review boards (IRBs) were put in place to […]

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This Article Will Self Destruct in 5 Seconds

It is becoming increasingly difficult to escape our past in today’s digital world. Internet experts often warn us that once you post, there’s no going back. Many of us suffer from “social sharing regrets.” Just look at the memorable case of Stacy Snyder who was fired from her teaching position after posting a “Drunken Pirate” photo on […]

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Privacy and Big Data: The Biggest Public Policy Challenge of Our Time?

On the IAPP blog, Omer Tene writes,”If privacy regulators were the sole decision-makers determining the relative importance of values that sometimes conflict with privacy they would become the de facto regulators of all things commerce, research, security and speech.” Read the post for the point-counterpoint between Professor Paul Ohm, Omer Tene and Jules Polonetsky.

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FPFcast: Talking Big Data with Professor Chris Hoofnagle

In advance of the Future of Privacy Forum and the Stanford Center for Internet & Society’s event on “Big Data and Privacy,” we spoke with Professor Chris Hoofnagle about his essay How the Fair Credit Reporting Act Regulates Big Data.  In his essay, Professor Hoofnagle points out that consumer reporting achieved “big data” status decades ago, […]

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Big Data: Will We Be Judged By The Tin Man?

Big data, the enhanced ability to collect, store and analyze previously unimaginable quantities of data in tremendous speed and with negligible costs, delivers immense benefits in marketing efficiency, healthcare, environmental protection, national security and more. While some privacy advocates may dispute the merits of sophisticated behavioral marketing practices or debate the usefulness of certain data […]

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Safe Harbor: Time for a Fresh Look?

The fallout from the NSA revelations continue to make the national headlines.  But the impact isn’t simply limited to the government’s use of data.  Last week, the Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party wrote to the Vice-President of the European Commission to express “great concern” about PRISM and related intelligence programs, including how these […]

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FPFcast: Talking Big Data with Professor Bill McGeveran

In advance of the Future of Privacy Forum and the Stanford Center for Internet & Society’s event on “Big Data and Privacy,” we spoke with Professor Bill McGeveran about his essay Revisiting the 2000 Stanford Symposium in Light of Big Data. Thirteen years ago, the Stanford Law Review convened a symposium on “Cyberspace and Privacy: […]