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FPF Receives Grant To Design Ethical Review Process for Research Access to Corporate Data
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October 15, 2019 | Brenda Leong

FPF Receives Grant To Design Ethical Review Process for Research Access to Corporate Data

Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) has received a grant to create an independent party of experts for an ethical review process that can provide trusted vetting of corporate-academic research projects. FPF will establish a pool of respected reviewers to operate as a standalone, on-demand review board to evaluate research uses of personal data and create a set of transparent policies and processes to be applied to such reviews.

New FPF Study: More Than 200 European Companies are Participating in Key EU-US Data Transfer Mechanism
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September 9, 2019 | Jeremy Greenberg

New FPF Study: More Than 200 European Companies are Participating in Key EU-US Data Transfer Mechanism

Co-Authored by: Daniel Neally & Jeremy Greenberg EU Companies’ Participation in Privacy Shield Grew by More than One-Third Over the Past Year  EU-US Privacy Shield Essential to Leading European Companies From Major Employers such as Aldi and Dr. Oetker to Leading Technology Firms like CRISPR Therapeutics and Workwave, European Companies Depend on the EU-US Agreement […]

Digital Deep Fakes
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August 15, 2019 | Brenda Leong

Digital Deep Fakes

The media has recently labeled manipulated videos of people “deepfakes,” a portmanteau of “deep learning” and “fake,” on the assumption that AI-based software is behind them all. But the technology behind video manipulation is not all based on deep learning (or any form of AI), and what are lumped together as deepfakes actually differ depending on the particular technology used. So while the example videos above were all doctored in some way, they were not all altered using the same technological tools, and the risks they pose – particularly as to being identifiable as fake – may vary. 

Fairness, Ethics, & Privacy in Tech: A Discussion with Chanda Marlowe
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March 27, 2019 | editor

Fairness, Ethics, & Privacy in Tech: A Discussion with Chanda Marlowe

After beginning her career as a high school English teacher, Chanda Marlowe’s career change led her to become FPF’s inaugural Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellow. She’s an expert on location and advertising technology, algorithmic fairness, and how vulnerable populations can be uniquely affected by privacy issues. What led you to the Future of Privacy Forum? I […]

FPF Comments on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
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March 11, 2019 | Stacey Gray

FPF Comments on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

On Friday, the Future of Privacy Forum submitted comments to the Office of the California Attorney General (AG), Xavier Becerra. Read FPF’s Full Comments (11-page letter) See Attachment 1: Comparing Privacy Laws: GDPR vs. CCPA See Attachment 2: A Visual Guide to Practical De-identification In FPF’s outreach to the AG, we commended the office for its […]

New FPF Study Documents More Than 150 European Companies Participating in the EU-US Data Transfer Mechanism
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December 20, 2018 | Jeremy Greenberg

New FPF Study Documents More Than 150 European Companies Participating in the EU-US Data Transfer Mechanism

New FPF Study Documents More Than 150 European Companies Participating in the EU-US Data Transfer Mechanism EU Companies’ Participation Grew by One Third Over the Past Year By Jeremy Greenberg Yesterday, the European Commission published its second annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, finding that “the U.S. continues to ensure an adequate level of […]

Taming The Golem: Challenges of Ethical Algorithmic Decision-Making
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March 2, 2018 | FPF Staff

Taming The Golem: Challenges of Ethical Algorithmic Decision-Making

This article examines the potential for bias and discrimination in automated algorithmic decision-making. As a group of commentators recently asserted, “[t]he accountability mechanisms and legal standards that govern such decision processes have not kept pace with technology.” Yet this article rejects an approach that depicts every algorithmic process as a “black box” that is inevitably plagued by bias and potential injustice.

New Study: Companies are Increasingly Making Data Accessible to Academic Researchers, but Opportunities Exist for Greater Collaboration
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November 14, 2017 | FPF Staff

New Study: Companies are Increasingly Making Data Accessible to Academic Researchers, but Opportunities Exist for Greater Collaboration

Washington, DC – Today, the Future of Privacy Forum released a new study, Understanding Corporate Data Sharing Decisions: Practices, Challenges, and Opportunities for Sharing Corporate Data with Researchers. In this report, FPF reveals findings from research and interviews with experts in the academic and industry communities. Three main areas are discussed: 1) The extent to which leading companies make data available to support published research that contributes to public knowledge; 2) Why and how companies share data for academic research; and 3) The risks companies perceive to be associated with such sharing, as well as their strategies for mitigating those risks.