May 2020

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FPF Releases New Report on GDPR Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions

Today, FPF released The General Data Protection Regulation: Analysis and Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions by Senior Counsel Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna. The new report contains analysis and guidance to assist United States-based higher education institutions and their edtech service providers in assessing their compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Apple & Google Update Terms for COVID-19 Apps

While the legislative process for COVID-related data is advancing, the business and platform standards for apps are falling in place. Rules for All COVID Apps In response to the coronavirus pandemic, developers are rushing to create applications to support healthcare systems, spread awareness in the community, guide epidemiological research, and mitigate the spread. Apple and […]

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New Infographic Illustrates Key Aspects of Location Data

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) published an infographic, “The World of Geolocation Data” that outlines how location data is generated from mobile devices, who has access to it, and factors to consider in evaluating privacy risks. Data from our mobile devices, including smartphones and fitness trackers, can serve as a proxy for where […]

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Understanding the “World of Geolocation Data”

How is location data generated from mobile devices, who gets access to it, and how? As debates over companies and public health authorities using device data to address the current global pandemic continue, it is more important than ever for policymakers and regulators to understand the practical basics of how mobile operating systems work, how […]

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Future of Privacy Forum Partners with Dublin City University

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Dublin City University (DCU) have announced a new partnership that will see them host joint conferences and workshops, collaborate on research projects, develop resources for policymakers, and pursue applications for research opportunities together over the next three years. “Partnering with DCU will allow us to collaborate with […]

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FPF Honors UC-Irvine/Lumos Labs Partnership with First-Ever Award for Research Data Stewardship

University of California Irvine (UCI) Professor of Cognitive Science Mark Steyvers and Lumos Labs – the parent company behind Lumosity, a popular online brain-training game website – are the winners of the first-ever Award for Research Data Stewardship from the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF). The award-winning collaboration between Professor Steyvers and Lumos Labs employed […]

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Newly Released COVID-19 Privacy Bills Would Regulate Pandemic-Related Data

By Pollyanna Sanderson (Policy Counsel), Stacey Gray (Senior Policy Counsel) & Katelyn Ringrose (Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellow) Yesterday afternoon, leading House and Senate Democrats introduced the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act. The Democratic-led bill, which was introduced by Senators Blumenthal and Warner, as well as Representatives Eshoo, Schakowsky and DelBene, follows the May 10th […]

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FPF Charts DPAs’ Priorities and Focus Areas for the Next Decade

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today released a white paper, New Decade, New Priorities: A summary of twelve European Data Protection Authorities’ strategic and operational plans for 2020 and beyond, that provides guidance on the priorities and focus areas that are considered top concerns amongst European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) for the 2020s and […]