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’ […]
Top innovators in hyperlocal business are confirmed to speak at Street Fight Summit 2013, with more industry-leading speakers joining the lineup weekly. Some of the headliners already confirmed to speak at Street Fight Summit include Jules Polonetsky, Director, Future of Privacy Forum.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
For Immediate Release Contact: Melissa Merz, 773.505.6037 FPFMedia@fpf.org 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 […]
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 […]
Christopher Wolf is a U.S. expert on data privacy issues and has practiced law for 33 years.