October 2020

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FPF, Highmark Health, and CMU Host Wired for Health: 2020 — Examining Biometric Technologies in the Age of COVID-19

On Thursday, October 8th, Highmark Health, Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab Security and Privacy Institute, and Future of Privacy Forum hosted a virtual symposium—taking an in-depth look at the role of biometrics and privacy in the COVID-19 era.  During this virtual symposium, expert discussants and presenters examined the impact of biometrics and privacy in the ongoing […]

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Chelsey Colbert Discusses Trends in Mobility & Location Data

Chelsey Colbert, Policy Counsel, leads FPF’s mobility and location data portfolio. Prior to joining FPF, Chelsey was a lawyer at an international business law firm in Canada and was seconded as in-house privacy and data governance counsel to Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company that designs and builds urban innovations. Chelsey holds a J.D. with a […]

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FPF & Dataskydd.net Webinar – Privacy in High Density Crowd Contexts

Authors: Hunter Dorwart and Rob van Eijk On 30 September 2020, Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Dataskydd.net jointly organized the webinar ‘Privacy in High Density Crowd Contexts’. A key aspect of the webinar was the role of industry-driven privacy standards in the development and deployment of privacy-friendly technologies for crowd management, mobile connectivity, and […]

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Event Recap: Using Corporate Data for Research – Lessons from an Award-Winning Project

Last week, FPF hosted a virtual event honoring the winners of the first-ever FPF Award for Research Data Stewardship: University of California, Irvine Professor of Cognitive Sciences Mark Steyvers and Lumos Labs, represented by General Manager Bob Schafer. In addition to the awardees, the event featured Daniel L. Goroff, Vice President and Program Director at […]

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FPF Comments on Draft Washington Privacy Act of 2021

Yesterday, on September 30, 2020, FPF submitted comments regarding the draft Washington Privacy Act of 2021. The draft was released by Senator Carlyle, the Chair of the Washington State Senate Committee on Environment, Energy, and Technology (EET) on September 9, 2020. The new version closely resembles last year’s Second Substitute version of the Washington Privacy […]

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Rob van Eijk Discusses Trends in European Privacy Discussions

We’re talking to FPF senior policy experts about their work on important privacy issues. Today, Rob van Eijk, FPF’s Managing Director for Europe, is sharing his perspective on FPF’s EU work, differences between U.S. and EU privacy frameworks, and more. Prior to serving in his position as Managing Director for Europe at FPF, Rob worked at […]