Today, Lauren Smith, FPF Policy Counsel, joined The Takeaway to discuss the legal issues behind the “Textalyzer,” a technology that can tap into a driver’s phone, and whether or not it is the best deterrent to prevent texting and driving.
Today, Eloïse Gratton, Partner and National Co-Leader, Privacy and Data Security Practice Group, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, and Jules Polonetsky, CEO, Future of Privacy Forum, filed a joint-submission paper to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), as part of their consultation and call for essays on online reputation ending today (April 28, 2016).
Washington, DC – Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), in collaboration with Ernst & Young LLP, released Always On: Privacy Implications of Microphone-Enabled Devices, a new paper that explores how speech recognition technology fits into a broader scheme of “always listening” technologies. The paper identifies emerging practices by which manufacturers and developers can alleviate privacy concerns and build consumer trust in the ways that data is collected, stored, and analyzed.
Is your smart TV listening to your conversations? Are your children’s toys spying on your family?
These questions are being raised as the next generation of Internet-connected devices enters the market. Such devices, often dubbed “always on,” include televisions, cars, toys and home personal assistants, many of which now include microphones and speech-recognition capabilities.
Lauren Smith, FPF Policy Counsel, testified today at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) second public meeting on autonomous vehicles. The NHTSA is seeking input on planned guidelines for the safe deployment and operation of automated vehicles.
The University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law (IViR) is accepting applications for its fourth annual Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy which will be held from July 4-8, 2016.
FPF supported Data Quality Campaign’s (DQC) recent initiative to bring an important issue about student privacy to the attention of lawmakers. Signing on with DQC and 20 other educational and privacy groups, FPF agrees that it is critical that states have the resources they need to ensure adequate privacy protection for student data.
For more than a decade, scholars and policymakers have debated the central notion of identifiability in privacy law.
Today, the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) circulated a Best Practices document that is being proposed by a diverse subgroup of stakeholders including leading privacy advocates, drone organizations and companies, and associations. The proposed Best Practices will be presented and discussed at the next meeting of the NTIA convened multi-stakeholder process concerning privacy, transparency, […]
After an initial splash, news about beacon technology has been fairly quiet recently, but last week an advancement was announced that will support easier access to privacy and security capabilities on this unique technology. Beacons are sometimes misunderstood – thought to collect or retain data on nearby people, or able to track smartphone movements without […]