July 2015

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Quick Security Tips for Vendors

As part of our on-going support to vendors, especially start-ups and small business providers in the ed tech market, we have recently published our “Quick Security Tips for Vendors” on FERPA|Sherpa.  This tool, a companion to our “Quick Privacy Tips for Vendors,” is designed to provide a simple baseline of security principles and practices as […]

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Peter Swire on Encryption and Mandated Access

Senate Committee on the Judiciary Questions for the Record from Senator Grassley To: Peter Swire Huang Professor of Law and Ethics Scheller College of Business Georgia Institute of Technology Global Competitiveness In my opening statement, one of the concerns I expressed was that, in considering solutions to the “Going Dark” problem, we carefully consider the […]

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Congrats to National Student Clearinghouse!

Exciting news to share from today’s press release from iKeepSafe.  We extend our congratulations to FPF Advisory Board Member National Student Clearinghouse for this recognition. National Student Clearinghouse’s program: StudentTracker for High Schools Earns iKeepSafe FERPA Badge July 22, 2015 – iKeepSafe.org, a leading digital safety and privacy nonprofit, announced today that it has awarded […]

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Tackling Privacy, One Carnegie Mellon Project at a Time

Last Thursday, the Future of Privacy Forum hosted a conversation among five of CMU’s leading privacy researchers. While the panelists discussed a number of their leading privacy projects, I wanted to highlight some of the interesting takeaways I took from the presentation. Many of the researchers focused on how subtle nudges can be used to change people’s behaviors. […]

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Practical De-Identification Workshop

“Practical De-Identification” was held on July 9, 2015. The event was attended by industry and policy leaders from a range of sectors, who joined in a lively and in-depth discussion about what it means …

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Peter Swire Testifies on Encryption and “Going Dark”

This morning, FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire presented testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on encryption and the balance between public safety and privacy. Swire highlights the concerns raised by a diverse coalition of cybersecurity and privacy experts, tech companies, and human rights activists about law enforcement’s “going dark” argument. “We can respect the heartfelt […]

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Altimeter Offers Up Privacy Lessons for IoT

A new report today from Altimeter explores what brands can learn about consumer privacy perceptions in the booming Internet of Things. The group warns of the “massive gulf between consumer awareness and industry practices when it comes to practice,” and suggests that companies could respond to consumer anxiety by pursing more trusted customer relationships. At […]