July 2020

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FPF Releases Follow-Up Report on Consumer Genetics Companies and Practice of Transparency Reporting

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) published “Consumer Genetic Testing Companies & The Role of Transparency Reports in Revealing Government Requests for User Data,” examining how leading consumer genetic testing companies require valid legal processes before disclosing consumer genetic information to the government, as well as how companies publish transparency reports around such disclosures. […]

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FPF & VUB Roundtable – Banking on Personal Data

Authors: Caroline Hopland, Ine van Zeeland, and Rob van Eijk FPF & Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Banking on Personal Data Last week, Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) hosted a roundtable on open banking. Twenty subject-matter experts discussed some of the main challenges in banking and data protection law: consent and its […]

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11th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers — Call for Nominations

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) invites privacy scholars and authors with an interest in privacy issues to nominate finished papers for consideration for FPF’s annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award. PURPOSE To recognize the year’s leading privacy research and analytical work that is relevant to policymakers in the United States Congress, at U.S. federal […]

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California SB 980 Would Codify Many of FPF’s Best Practices for Consumer Genetic Testing Services, but Key Differences Remain

Authors: John Verdi (Vice President of Policy) and Katelyn Ringrose (Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellow)  In July 2018, the Future of Privacy Forum released Privacy Best Practices for Consumer Genetic Testing Services. FPF developed the Best Practices following consultation with technical experts, regulators, leading consumer genetic and personal genomic testing companies, and civil society. The […]

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Change Could be Soon Coming to the FTC, the Lead U.S. Agency on Privacy

The U.S. Presidential election is almost upon us, and it could have a big impact on the future of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the de facto national privacy regulator and law enforcer. The FTC lineup has been steady since 2018 but that could soon change – no matter who wins the election. Prior to […]

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The European Commission Considers Amending the General Data Protection Regulation to Make Digital Age of Consent Consistent

The European Commission published a Communication on its mandated two-year evaluation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on June 24, 2020 in which it discusses as a future policy development “the possible harmonisation of the age of children consent in relation to information society services.” Notably, harmonizing the age of consent for children across […]

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FPF & BrightHive Release Playbook to Create Responsible Contact Tracing Initiatives, Address Privacy & Ethics Concerns

A new playbook from the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and BrightHive, Responsible Data Use Playbook for Digital Contact Tracing, provides a series of considerations to assist stakeholders in setting up a digital contact tracing initiative to track and manage the spread of COVID-19, while addressing privacy concerns raised by these technologies in an ethical, […]

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DCU & FPF Webinar – The Independent and Effective DPO: Legal and Policy Perspectives

On July 8th, Dublin City University (DCU) and the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) jointly organized the webinar “The Independent and Effective DPO: Legal and Policy Perspectives.” The webinar was designed to help policymakers, regulators, and their staff better understand legal views concerning the position of the Data Protection Officer within an organization. The first […]