December 2018

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John Verdi Featured in WTOP Story About Connected Consumer Tech

Vice President of Policy John Verdi was featured in a WTOP story about the privacy implications of popular consumer tech holiday gifts. He offered advice on adjusting the privacy settings of smartphones, tablets, connected toys, and other devices. Read more at WTOP.

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New FPF Study Documents More Than 150 European Companies Participating in the EU-US Data Transfer Mechanism

New FPF Study Documents More Than 150 European Companies Participating in the EU-US Data Transfer Mechanism EU Companies’ Participation Grew by One Third Over the Past Year By Jeremy Greenberg Yesterday, the European Commission published its second annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, finding that “the U.S. continues to ensure an adequate level of […]

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New Resource on FERPA’s Health and Safety Emergency

The Future of Privacy Forum has released a new guide, Disclosing Student Information During School Emergencies: A Primer for Schools, which offers four best practices for information disclosure and answers five frequently asked questions about FERPA’s requirements for sharing information during health or safety emergencies. Read more about this guide in the Future of Privacy Forum’s […]

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Amelia Vance’s Letter to the Editor in the New York Times

FPF Education Director and Policy Counsel Amelia Vance wrote a letter in response to a New York Times story on student privacy laws published earlier this week. She argued that the best way to address concerns over student privacy is to enforce and fully fund the implementation of existing laws, not add even more laws […]

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Privacy Papers 2018: Spotlight on the Winning Authors

Today, FPF announced the winners of the 9th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers (PPPM) Award. This Award recognizes leading privacy scholarship that is relevant to policymakers in the United States Congress, at U.S. federal agencies, and for data protection authorities abroad. From many nominated privacy-related papers published in the last year, five were selected by Finalist […]

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Privacy Papers 2018

The winners of the 2018 PPPM Award are: Shattering One-Way Mirrors. Data Subject Access Rights in Practice by Jef Ausloos, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law; and Pierre Dewitte, Researcher, KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law Abstract: The right of access occupies a central role in EU data protection law’s arsenal […]