October 2013

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Commissioner Brill and the Broader Privacy Call to Arms

Wednesday, in a speech at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill addressed an audience of engineers and computer scientists and solicited their skills to improve consumer privacy and enhance trust. Her specific concerns have tracked some of the biggest debates I have seen during my time at the Future of […]

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Chris Wolf Asks Whether the LIBE Committee Torpedoed the Safe Harbor?

In a post on IAPP Privacy Perspectives blog, Christopher Wolf, FPF Founder and Co-Chair, suggests that the LIBE Committee has effectively called for the end of the US-EU Safe Harbor. “Before abandoning the Safe Harbor, we urge the European Parliament and Council to take a deep breath, and to take a dispassionate view of the […]

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The Future of Privacy Forum and Sen. Schumer Announce Important Agreement to Ensure Consumers Have Opportunity to “Opt-Out” Before Stores Can Track Their Movement Via Their Mobile Devices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 22, 2013         The Future of Privacy Forum and Sen. Schumer Announce Important Agreement to Ensure Consumers Have Opportunity to “Opt-Out” Before Stores Can Track Their Movement Via Their Mobile Devices FPF and Schumer Release New Code-of-Conduct Agreed to By Location-Technology Companies Code Includes A Requirement of Clear, In-Store […]

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Privacy a Hot Topic at Place 2013 Indoor Marketing Conference, ITworld Reports

On the heels of this week’s Place 2013 Indoor Marketing Conference in San Francisco, ITworld has published a piece called ‘How location tracking will change the way you shop.’ Location tracking has become a key issue for FPF, and we were really pleased that privacy was a big part of the conversation at the conference, […]

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Safe Harbor Faces Scrutiny at Recent LIBE Committee Hearing

As we described in our previous post, the Safe Harbor is currently facing criticism in the EU in light of disclosures involving US surveillance programs. A recent hearing by the European Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee is demonstrative of this negative sentiment and shows that there is no sign that this backlash […]

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Oct. 1 – Your Digital Trail: Private Company Access – NPR

Jules Polonetsky is featured in a multi-series piece about digital life on NPR’s All Tech Considered: “I think companies haven’t figured out how to talk to people about data or privacy,” says Jules Polonetsky, executive director of the Future of Privacy Forum. “And we think that’s a big part of why the industry has such a […]