March 5, 2018 | Stacey Gray
Understanding Session Replay Scripts – a Guide for Privacy Professionals
Researchers at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) have demonstrated that many websites are using third-party tools to track visitors’ individual browsing sessions. “Session replay scripts” can raise serious privacy concerns if implemented incorrectly — but with the right safeguards, can be part of a range of ordinary, useful web analytics tools. FPF has published a 3-page guide for Privacy Professionals to assist in deciding whether and how to implement session replay scripts.
December 11, 2017 | Lauren Smith
Unfairness By Algorithm: Distilling the Harms of Automated Decision-Making
Analysis of personal data can be used to improve services, advance research, and combat discrimination. However, such analysis can also create valid concerns about differential treatment of individuals or harmful impacts on vulnerable communities. These concerns can be amplified when automated decision-making uses sensitive data (such as race, gender, or familial status), impacts protected classes, or affects individuals’ eligibility for housing, employment, or other core services. When seeking to identify harms, it is important to appreciate the context of interactions between individuals, companies, and governments—including the benefits provided by automated decision-making frameworks, and the fallibility of human decision-making.
December 7, 2016 | Jules Polonetsky
Uber and Location Permission
June 27, 2016 | Melanie E. Bates
W&L Law Review Publishes First-ever Disclosure of Facebook Internal Review Process
June 9, 2016 | Melanie E. Bates
June 22nd Webinar: PII Cookies and De-Identification – Accounting for Shades of Grey
May 24, 2016 | Melanie E. Bates
June 14th Event: A Roundtable on Ethics, Privacy, and Research Reviews
May 20, 2016 | Melanie E. Bates
Scientists Are Just as Confused About the Ethics of Big-Data Research as You
April 28, 2016 | Melanie E. Bates
Challenges with the Implementation of a Right to be Forgotten in Canada
Today, Eloïse Gratton, Partner and National Co-Leader, Privacy and Data Security Practice Group, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, and Jules Polonetsky, CEO, Future of Privacy Forum, filed a joint-submission paper to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), as part of their consultation and call for essays on online reputation ending today (April 28, 2016).
December 9, 2015 | Stacey Gray
Facial Recognition and Privacy
Facial Recognition is an exciting technology that promises a host of consumer benefits but also raises a range of privacy concerns. In order to help advance policy discussions around different uses of “computer vision,” we are releasing today a Facial Recognition Discussion Document. We hope the background review of current legal and policymaker guidance is […]