September 2013

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Solove and Schwartz Reconcile US-EU Privacy Law

In their new essay, Reconciling Personal Information in the United States and European Union, Professors Dan Solove and Paul Schwartz explore the divergence between European and US privacy law. The pair point to trans-Atlantic differences in the definition of personally identifiable information (PII) as one of the biggest challenges for harmonizing the the two legal systems’ […]

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Terrell McSweeny Touches on Privacy Issues During Confirmation Hearing

During her confirmation hearing today, Terrell McSweeny briefly touched upon privacy issues.  With her children in the background, she noted that she is particularly cognizant of the need to protect children’s privacy.  Noting that her small children were already both “iPad and app proficient,” she recognized that mobile technology–and the ways that children are using this […]

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Framing Big Data and Privacy

The first session from the Big Data & Privacy: Making Ends Meet conference held on September 10, 2013. Event was co-hosted by the Future of Privacy Forum and Stanford Law School’s The Center for Internet and Society. Panelists are Martin Abrams, Deirdre Mulligan, Neil Richards, Omer Tene, Erik Jones, and Jules Polonetsky moderated.   The […]

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Sharing Thoughts on Big Data and Privacy

We wanted to draw your attention to several excellent pieces discussing and summarizing last Tuesday’s “Big Data and Privacy: Making Ends Meet” workshop: Jedidiah Bracy covered the event for the IAPP’s Privacy Perspectives blog. He highlights a number of the day’s discussions, and concludes that “the ethics of Big Data and technology will be discussed […]

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Apple Introduces New Privacy Features with iOS 7

With all the excitement around the launch of the new iPhone and iOS 7, we thought it would be interesting to highlight some new privacy-specific features. Some of these have been introduced as part of the iOS 7 software; others, like the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, are specific to the new iPhone. Here are some […]

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Campaigns, the Internet, and Big Data

In this morning’s Politico, Emile Schultheis explores how German politicians are trying to emulate the Obama’s campaign data and digital operation in advance of the country’s September 22 federal election.  “The Internet has come into the center of the campaign,” Robert Heinrich, Green Party campaign manager, is quoted as saying.  He notes, however, that campaigns […]

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Future of Privacy Forum and Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society Team Up to Talk Big Data Risk and Rewards

For Immediate Release Contact: Melissa Merz, 773.505.6037 [email protected] Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Future of Privacy Forum and Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society Team Up to Talk Big Data Risk and Rewards   Washington, DC – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society (CIS) today hosted a forum addressing […]

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New Survey on App Stores and Account Info Sharing – What This Means for COPPA

FPF is committed to helping the app marketplace comply with the FTC’s revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rule.  As explained in our public comments filed with the FTC, we think that one way to help companies and parents alike is to encourage collaboration.  For example, by leveraging a common platform, “operators” under the […]