June 2015

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Android M and Privacy: Giving Users Control over App Permissions

Android M and Privacy: Giving Users Control over App Permissions Android M promises to deliver several new user-control features built to advance transparency, choice, and predictability. The new App Permissions system allows users to select permissions specific to each app and device feature. The granular system requires apps to request user permissions individually as the […]

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Framing the "Big Data Industry"

For all its hype, discussions about Big Data often still devolve into debates about buzzwords and concepts like business intelligence, data analytics, and machine learning. Hidden in each of these terms are important privacy and ethical considerations. A recent article by Kirsten Martin in MIS Quarterly Executive attempts to bring these considerations to the surface by moving past framing […]

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FPF Welcomes Senior Fellows Evan Selinger and Danielle Citron

LEADING PRIVACY SCHOLARS JOIN FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM AS SENIOR FELLOWS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR Professors Evan Selinger and Danielle Citron Bring Privacy and Ethics Expertise to Help Advance Responsible Data Practices WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, June 18, 2015 – Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) announced that two academic leaders have joined the ranks […]

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Top Carnegie Mellon privacy researchers preview new work

  On July 9th,2015, FPF will be hosting an in-person discussion with privacy researchers from Carnegie Mellon University to discuss some of their current privacy projects. Topics to be presented and discussed include:   The Usable Privacy Policy Project: is developing approaches to extracting useful information from natural-language privacy policies and displaying that information in useful […]

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Student Privacy Pledge – Hits 150!

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) are pleased to recognize that the Student Privacy Pledge reached the milestone of 150 education …

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Welcome Kobie Pruitt

FPF would like to welcome the newest member of our team, Kobie Pruitt. Kobie is our new Education Policy Manager, and will be taking over the management of FPF’s Education and Student Privacy programs and events. Kobie comes to us from the Hill where he was a legislative assistant to Congresswoman Kaptur (OH-09), and included […]

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Customer Privacy and the National Labor Relations Act

Last month, an Administrative Law Judge for the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Macy’s employee handbook contained overly broad confidential information policies. The decision continues efforts by the NLRB to police employer confidentiality policies, but it also demonstrates how industry efforts to protect privacy can inadvertently run afoul of Section 7 of the NLRA, […]

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User Reputation: Building Trust and Addressing Privacy Issues in the Sharing Economy

Ahead of the Federal Trade Commission’s June 9 workshop on the sharing economy, “User Reputation: Building Trust and Addressing Privacy Issues in the Sharing Economy” by Joseph Jerome, Benedicte Dambrine, and Ben Ambrose discusses the reputational, trust and privacy challenges users and providers face concerning the management and accuracy of shared information.

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Future of Privacy Forum Releases New Survey on Privacy and Trust Issues in the "Sharing Economy"

FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM RELEASES NEW SURVEY ON PRIVACY AND TRUST ISSUES IN THE “SHARING ECONOMY” Whitepaper Examines Benefits and Challenges of Reputation Management in Peer-to-Peer Services and Provides an Overview of Market Leaders in Key Sharing Economy Sectors WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday, June 8, 2015 – As peer-to-peer services comprising the “Sharing Economy” continue […]

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Balancing Free Expression and Social Media Monitoring

Last week, central Florida’s largest school district announced that it would begin monitoring a number of social media sites for posts “that may impact students and staff.” As more and more school districts look to social media to monitor and track students, it raises big privacy questions. Certainly, many schools have reacted to school shootings, student suicides, […]