April 2020

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FPF Submits Comments to NIH on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025

Earlier this month, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan covering fiscal years 2021-2025. In the letter, Health Policy Counsel Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup and Artificial Intelligence Policy Counsel Sara Jordan propose the addition of a cross-cutting theme to NIH’s strategic plan as well […]

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FPF and Privacy Analytics Identify “A Practical Path Toward Genetic Privacy”

Paper highlights de-identification standards, re-identification research, and emerging technical, contractual, and policy protections that can safeguard genetic data while supporting research. Genomic data is arguably the most personal of all personally identifiable information (“PII”). Techniques to de-identify genomic data to limit privacy and security risks to individuals–while that data is used for research and statistical […]

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Privacy & Pandemics Virtual Workshop: The Role of Mobile Apps

The Future of Privacy Forum and the Israel Tech Policy Institute recently convened a briefing with experts from government, academia, and leading companies about the use of mobile apps related to the COVID-19 public health crisis, and how data protection and ethics can be managed when sensitive health and location data are collected. The briefing […]

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FPF Provides Senate Testimony on Strategies to Mitigate Privacy Risks of Using Data to Combat COVID-19

Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) Senior Counsel Stacey Gray today provided the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation with written testimony, including recommendations based on how experts in the U.S. and around the world are currently mitigating the risks of using data to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “The collection and use of data, including personal […]

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ICYMI: FPF Experts Raise Concerns about Protecting Student Privacy During Rapid Switch to Online Learning

Experts from the Future of Privacy Forum, the nation’s leading think tank focused on advancing responsible consumer privacy practices, have spoken out in numerous articles and publications to raise awareness about privacy concerns stemming from the rapid adoption of general-use technologies to support online learning at K-12 and higher education institutions nationwide. As FPF’s Director […]

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FPF Charts the Role of Mobile Apps in Pandemic Response

Multiple apps and software development kits (SDK) have been deployed to help both private and public entities tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to better understand these technologies, the Future of Privacy Forum has created a comparison chart to contrast the objectives and methods of specific apps and SDKs. The chart compares relevant privacy and […]