January 2015

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Moving the Internet of Things Forward Without Hard Numbers on Risks

Today’s release of the FTC’s long-awaited report on the Internet of Things concludes that connected devices are “likely to meld the virtual and physical worlds together in ways that are currently difficult to comprehend.” It’s this great unknown where it seems many of the revolutionary benefits and more abstract risks from connectivity lie. While the […]

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FPF Statement on FTC Internet of Things Report

The Report, which appropriately does not call for IoT specific legislation, reflects the fact that the Internet of Things is in its infancy, and strongly supports context as a way to assess appropriate uses.  The staff recognized concerns that a notice and choice approach could restrict unexpected new uses of data with potential societal benefits.  They sensibly  incorporated […]

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Student Privacy Boot Camp for Ed Tech Companies

The Future of Privacy Forum – which recently spearheaded the White House-endorsed “Student Privacy Pledge” with SIIA – has now partnered with ReThink Education to present a new and timely “Student Privacy Boot Camp” for ed tech companies. The goal of the training program is to gather ed tech companies – startups, small- and medium-sized companies […]

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Student Privacy Pledge Hits 90 Signers!

We are pleased to announce that as of today, additional signatories to the FPF/SIIA Student Privacy Pledge include Aegis Identity, Agency for Student Health Research, Avepoint, besimpler, CPSI Ltd., Google, Khan Academy, Kidhoo, makkajai, MMS, National Student Clearinghouse, Navvie, Ripple Effects, Student Lap Tracker, and Tools4Ever.

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A Practical Privacy Paradigm for Wearables

A Practical Privacy Paradigm for Wearables is available to read here.  * * * * * * Only a week into 2015, and already it looks to be the year of wearable technologies. At this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), wearables and the Internet of Things have dominated the conversations and the exhibition halls. […]