May 2015

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Pew Tackles the Future of Privacy

On Wednesday, the Pew Research Center released its third report on Americans’ attitudes towards privacy and surveillance. While the report confirms previous findings that, no, privacy is not dead, it focuses a broader look at Americans’ views on privacy in public and information control. It finds that our privacy-values are particularly heightened with respect “to […]

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NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission Proposal Raises Privacy Concerns for Apps

On Monday, the Future of Privacy Forum joined with the Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation, Center for Democracy & Technology, The Constitution Project, and Electronic Frontier Foundation to write the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) about its proposed rules regarding For-Hire Vehicle dispatch apps. We were especially concerned with the requirement that […]

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A Historical Primer on Section 215 Bulk Collection

Over on the IAPP’s Privacy Tracker blog, FPF Senior Fellow explains how the past week has seen two significant events concerning Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act. First, on May 7, the Second Circuit ruled that “the telephone metadata program exceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized and therefore violates” Section 215. And yesterday, the House of Representatives approved the […]