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 some of the world’s leading experts on AI and other innovative technologies to ensure data protection, privacy and ethics remain a priority for research and new products.,” said Jules Polonetsky, CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum. “FPF is expanding its presence in Ireland because individuals in the US and EU share common values about both privacy and data protection challenges as well as the opportunities data enables to make our lives better.”
DCU is home to some of the leading AI-focused research and scholarship programs in Ireland. DCU is a lead university for the Science Foundation Ireland ADAPT program, and hosts the consortium leadership for the INSIGHT research centre, two of the largest government funded AI and tech-focused development programs.
“Our partnership with the Future of Privacy Forum will be a valuable asset as DCU helps craft the strategy to keep Ireland a global leader in developing artificial intelligence and other technologies,” said Professor Lisa Looney, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computing at DCU. “Leaders in government and in industry respect FPF for its expertise on the best approaches to balance individual privacy and the benefits of new technology applications.”
FPF will be partnering with DCU on a proposal for a SFI Industry-Academia project on data governance with tech platforms and SFI research centers across Ireland. FPF and The Faculty of Engineering and Computing also plan to engage in joint research via EU funding, student projects and national funding like SFI ADAPT and INSIGHT research centers. Engineering and Computing launched a campus-wide Ethics and Privacy week event this year and will work with FPF to make this an annual event and extend its reach to undergraduates across all disciplines as well as the DCU research community.
FPF has built strong partnerships across Europe through its convening and trainings for policymakers and regulators. To learn more about FPF’s EU work, head to FPF.org/EU.
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. Learn more about FPF by visiting fpf.org.
About Dublin City University
DCU is Ireland’s fastest growing university. It has seen its student population increase by 50% in the past five years, to over 17,500 students. It has forged a reputation as Ireland’s university of enterprise, through its strong, active links with academic, research, and industry partners both at home and overseas.
DCU has five faculties incorporating 23 schools spread across three academic campuses, located in Glasnevin and Drumcondra, on the Northside of Dublin City.
DCU develops highly sought-after, well-rounded graduates who are ready for the workforce and eager to apply their knowledge and skills in a broad range of settings. For more information, please visit www.dcu.ie