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Artificial Intelligence: Privacy Promise or Peril?
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February 20, 2019 | Brenda Leong

Artificial Intelligence: Privacy Promise or Peril?

Understanding AI and its underlying algorithmic processes presents new challenges for privacy officers and others responsible for data governance in companies ranging from retailers to cloud service providers. In the absence of targeted legal or regulatory obligations, AI poses new ethical and practical challenges for companies that strive to maximize consumer benefits while preventing potential harms.

Smart Communities: A Conversation with Kelsey Finch
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February 12, 2019 | editor

Smart Communities: A Conversation with Kelsey Finch

One of FPF Policy Counsel Kelsey Finch’s areas of focus is Smart Communities, a field which draws from many of FPF’s issue areas. From her Seattle office, she has the opportunity to do hands-on work with cities in the Pacific Northwest. Last year, she worked with city officials on Seattle’s first Open Data Risk Assessment, […]

Future of Privacy Forum is Turning 10!
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February 11, 2019 | FPF Staff

Future of Privacy Forum is Turning 10!

Celebrate Future of Privacy Forum’s 10th Anniversary! This year, Future of Privacy Forum is celebrating our tenth anniversary as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship. In recognition of this milestone, we will host an anniversary celebration on April 30 and release a report on rising privacy issues. Please join us in celebration of FPF’s […]

FamilyTreeDNA Agreement with FBI Creates Privacy Risks
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February 6, 2019 | FPF Staff

FamilyTreeDNA Agreement with FBI Creates Privacy Risks

Company’s Deal with Law Enforcement Surprises Consumers and Is Out-of-Step with Industry Norms and Best Practices  By John Verdi and Carson Martinez Last week, FamilyTreeDNA announced an agreement with the FBI to allow agents to test DNA samples from crime scenes, develop genetic profiles, and identify familial matches. This agreement marks the first time a […]

AI and Machine Learning: Perspectives with FPF’s Brenda Leong
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February 6, 2019 | editor

AI and Machine Learning: Perspectives with FPF’s Brenda Leong

As we prepare to toast our 10th anniversary, we’re hearing from FPF policy experts about important privacy issues. Today, Brenda Leong, FPF Senior Counsel and Director of Strategy, is sharing her perspective on AI and machine learning. Brenda also manages the FPF portfolio on biometrics, particularly facial recognition, and oversees strategic planning for the organization. […]

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January 31, 2019 | Carson Martinez

FPF Report: IoT Devices Should Deal with Privacy Impacts for People with Disabilities

FPF has released The Internet of Things (IoT) and People with Disabilities: Exploring the Benefits, Challenges, and Privacy Tensions. This paper explores the nuances of privacy considerations for people with disabilities using IoT services and provides recommendations to address privacy considerations, which can include transparency, individual control, respect for context, the need for focused collection […]

FPF’s John Verdi on Privacy Papers for Policymakers
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January 30, 2019 | editor

FPF’s John Verdi on Privacy Papers for Policymakers

In recognition of the Future of Privacy Forum’s 10th anniversary, FPF policy experts are sharing their thoughts on FPF’s work over the past decade, the current privacy landscape, and their vision of the future of privacy. This week, FPF Vice President for Policy John Verdi discusses the Privacy Papers for Policymakers project, which began in […]