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October 13, 2009 | Jules Polonetsky

53 Billion Euro in Savings Possible from Deployment of Smart Meters in the EU – If Utilities Control Your Power Usage.

The Brattle Group, a leading consultancy with a focus on the smart grid, recently issued a *report* (expiered) stating the following: “Quantifying and stressing the environmental benefits of dynamic tariffs, ensuring transparent and adequate financial rewards and offering customers a lower flat tariff in return for providing “automatic” demand response could help boost customer participation.” […]

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October 13, 2009 | Jules Polonetsky

More Advisory Board News…

FPF is honored to have an Advisory Board that includes some of the country’s leading luminaries on privacy issues. We are also honored to announce the addition of three more esteemed privacy experts: Michelle Dennedy, chief governance officer, cloud computing at Sun Microsystems. Ms. Dennedy is an expert in designing policies that foster trust in […]

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October 12, 2009 | Jules Polonetsky

The Unruly Advertising Ecosystem

Kudos to Harvard Asst professor Ben Edelman, for his latest expose of the underbelly of the online advertising environment. Edelman, an FPF Advisory Board member, has been a long time critic of ad networks or advertisers that don’t do enough to control where their ads are placed. At www.Benedelman.org, he has documented ads showing up […]

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October 5, 2009 | FPF Staff

Next Steps on Smart Grid Privacy

Today, we filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission outlining recommendations to protect consumer privacy on the Smart Grid.  Among our comments we stated: “Viable Smart Grid technologies will rely heavily on the collection, communication, and storage of data from electricity producers, consumers, and other participants in the energy ecosystem.  Although this data can be […]

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October 2, 2009 | FPF Staff

A deeper dive into behavioral advertising in Europe

As mentioned in a previous blog post, we had the pleasure of speaking with nugg.ad CEO Stephan Noller last week. Nugg.ad is the German company that has just been awarded the EuroPrise Privacy Seal. nugg.ad’s new behavioral targeting system, Predictive Targeting Networking (PTN) 2.0, received the seal favored by many EU regulators after a vetting […]