In these final remaining days before Christmas, last-minute holiday shopping is in full swing. The window for online delivery is closing, and more shoppers this week will be doing their holiday shopping the old-fashioned way—in the store. For those of us who prefer brick and mortar shopping, our smartphones have revolutionized the experience. Mobile devices […]
In a historic decision last October, the European Court of Justice struck down Safe Harbor, one of the most relied upon legal agreements to transfer data between Europe and the U.S. At stake were some of the surveillance programs put in place by the NSA to gather data about both U.S. and foreign individuals.
On December 14th, Education Framework announced it would begin a series of blog posts to explore the different factors affecting the world of student data. Their goal is to demystify the subject of student data privacy and help bring educators up to speed so they can address this serious topic in their school districts. To view Education […]
In the wake of critical decisions being handed down by the EU concerning the Safe Harbor laws (Schrems case) and U.S. Surveillance practices, Professor Peter Swire and the Future of Privacy Forum today have released a report titled “U.S. Surveillance Law, Safe Harbor, and Reforms Since 2013.”
*Update: We will be LIVE-streaming this event! * Live streaming will begin at 5:30 PM ET on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016. CLICK HERE to view the Live Stream. (video and/or audio may appear as “disconnected” until 5 minutes before event begins) The Future of Privacy Forum invites you to “Privacy Papers for Policy Makers” A discussion of […]
Kicking off a great event this morning, Beyond IRBs: Designing Ethical Review Processes for Big Data Research, with over 60 of the country’s top academics and industry researchers. Thoughtful Key Note remarks from Professor Ryan Calo, from the University of Washington School of Law, have framed the conversation today around how best to create incentives in […]
Facial Recognition is an exciting technology that promises a host of consumer benefits but also raises a range of privacy concerns. In order to help advance policy discussions around different uses of “computer vision,” we are releasing today a Facial Recognition Discussion Document. We hope the background review of current legal and policymaker guidance is […]
In response to the allegations made today that Google has violated commitments of the Student Privacy Pledge (SPP), FPF Executive Director Jules Polonetsky issued the following statement: “We have reviewed the EFF complaint but do not believe it has merit. Chrome Sync is a setting within the control of the school IT administrator, and can […]