January 2020

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Takeaways from the Understanding Machine Learning Masterclass

Yesterday, the Future of Privacy Forum provided bespoke training on machine learning as a side event during the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference (CPDP2020) in Brussels. The Understanding Machine Learning masterclass is a training aimed at policymakers, law scholars, social scientists and others who want to more deeply understand the data-driven technologies that are front of mind for data protection […]

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A Privacy Playbook for Connected Car Data

Drivers and passengers expect cars to be safe, comfortable, and trustworthy. Individuals often consider the details of their travels—and the vehicles that take them between their home, the office, a hospital, their place of worship, or their child’s school—to be sensitive, personal data. The newest cars contain numerous sensors, from cameras and GPS to accelerometers […]

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Award-Winning Paper: “Privacy Attitudes of Smart Speaker Users”

For the tenth year, FPF’s annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers program is presenting to lawmakers and regulators award-winning research representing a diversity of perspectives, including those from students and academics. Among the papers to be honored at an event at the Hart Senate Office Building on February 6, 2020 is Privacy Attitudes of Smart Speaker […]

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The Future Is Now: FPF at CPDP2020

Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference 2020 commences next week in Brussels, bringing together academics, data protection authorities, policymakers, data scientists, and civil society to network, exchange ideas, and talk over the latest trends. Check out the panels and events FPF will be participating in below.  Algorithmic Regulation of Transportation Wednesday, January 22 at […]

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FPF Welcomes New Staff to Focus on Artificial Intelligence and Mobility

FPF is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its team, Dr. Sara Jordan and Chelsey Colbert.  As individuals’ personal data is increasingly used by algorithmic systems that employ machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies, the benefits to consumers, businesses and society are evident, but so are the privacy risks. In her […]

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Award-Winning Paper: “The Many Revolutions of Carpenter”

For the tenth year, FPF’s annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers program is presenting to lawmakers and regulators award-winning research representing a diversity of perspectives. Among the papers to be honored at an event at the Hart Senate Office Building on February 6, 2020 is The Many Revolutions of Carpenter by Paul Ohm of Georgetown University […]

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Future of Privacy Forum Releases Analysis of Washington Privacy Act

FPF CEO: “Most comprehensive state privacy legislation proposed to date” WASHINGTON, DC – January 13, 2020 – The Future of Privacy Forum today released an in-depth analysis of the Washington Privacy Act (Washington State Senate Bill 6281), as well as the following statement by Future of Privacy Forum CEO Jules Polonetsky about the bill: “The Washington […]

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It’s Raining Privacy Bills: An Overview of the Washington State Privacy Act and other Introduced Bills

By Pollyanna Sanderson (Policy Counsel), Katelyn Ringrose (Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellow) & Stacey Gray (Senior Policy Counsel)   Today, on the first day of a rapid-fire 2020 legislative session in the state of Washington, State Senator Carlyle has introduced a new version of the Washington Privacy Act (WPA). Legislators revealed the Act during a live press […]