December 2013

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The LIBE Committee Wants To “Suspend” The Safe Harbor… Along With Thousands of EU Employee Salaries

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) released a draft report yesterday calling for the European Commission to suspend the US-EU Safe Harbor.  FPF has written an in-depth report analyzing the effectiveness of the current Safe Harbor regime and cautioning the European Commission not to revoke the agreement, which has been largely […]

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Study Suggests Broad-Based Consumer Concerns about Privacy

An October study published by McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute cautions that consumers believe they are losing control of their online privacy.  The report from authors at J.D. Power suggests that a majority of consumers feel they have lost control over how their personal information is collected and used, suggesting a lack of consumer trust […]

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Tracking Do Not Track: New Ad Network Data Shows That 8 Percent Of Users Have DNT On

Getting Ready For Tracking Transparency Law to Kick In Starting in 2014, California’s new law AB 370 requires all websites that collect personally identifying information to disclose in their privacy policies how they respond to browser Do Not Track signals.  FPF has launched AllAboutDNT as a resource for companies preparing to make a statement about […]

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Testimony on Privacy Policies before the California State Assembly

This morning, Jules Polonetsky, FPF’s Executive Director, will be speaking before the California State Assembly Joint Committee Hearing on Digital Privacy on the question of whether privacy policies adequately protect consumer privacy.  Jules’ testimony will note that “[p]rivacy policies are not useful for many consumers, but are essential accountability mechanisms. Consumers need to be able to […]

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The US-EU Safe Harbor: An Analysis of the Framework’s Effectiveness in Protecting Personal Privacy

This morning, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released our report on the effectiveness of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor program.  Our analysis, which we first announced in August, responds to recent recommendations by the European Commission and suggests a number of areas where the framework can be further strengthened. An overview of key findings and […]

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Future of Privacy Forum Releases Report on the Effectiveness of the US-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Framework

For immediate release, December 11, 2013 Future of Privacy Forum Releases Report on the Effectiveness of the US-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Framework Report Responds to EU Concerns, Finds the Safe Harbor Program Has Been Effective but Calls for Improvements to Strengthen Trans-Atlantic Privacy Protections Washington, D.C. December 11, 2013 – The Future of Privacy Forum […]