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Call for Position Statements on Responsible Uses of Technology and Health Data During Times of Crisis
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September 3, 2020 | Christy Harris

Call for Position Statements on Responsible Uses of Technology and Health Data During Times of Crisis

Event Overview The Future of Privacy Forum, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy, SFI ADAPT Research Centre, Dublin City University, and Intel Corporation presents Privacy & Pandemics: Responsible Uses of Technology and Health Data During Times of Crisis — An International Tech and Data Conference, including a two day […]

California’s SB 980 Would Codify Strong Protections for Genetic Data
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September 3, 2020 | John Verdi

California’s SB 980 Would Codify Strong Protections for Genetic Data

Author: John Verdi (Vice President of Policy) This week, SB 980 (the “Genetic Information Privacy Act”) passed the California State Assembly and State Senate, with near unanimous support (54-10 and 39-0). If signed by the Governor before the Sept. 30 deadline, the law would become the first comprehensive genetic privacy law in the United States, […]

How the Student Privacy Pledge Bolsters Legal Requirements and Supports Better Privacy in Education
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September 2, 2020 | FPF Staff

How the Student Privacy Pledge Bolsters Legal Requirements and Supports Better Privacy in Education

The Student Privacy Pledge is a public and legally enforceable statement by edtech companies to safeguard student privacy, built around a dozen privacy commitments regarding the collection, maintenance, use, and sharing of student personal information. Since it was introduced in 2014 by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Software and Information Industry Association, […]

FPF Presents Expert Analysis to Washington State Lawmakers as Multiple States Weigh COVID-19 Privacy and Contact Tracing Legislation
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August 26, 2020 | Pollyanna Sanderson

FPF Presents Expert Analysis to Washington State Lawmakers as Multiple States Weigh COVID-19 Privacy and Contact Tracing Legislation

  In response to the ongoing public health emergency, over the past few months state legislatures in the United States have diverted their resources towards establishing state and local reopening plans, allocating federal aid, and promoting public trust and public participation by addressing concerns over privacy and civil liberties.  Many states have introduced bills which […]

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August 11, 2020 | FPF Staff

Christy Harris Discusses Trends in Ad Tech

We’re talking to FPF senior policy experts about their work on important privacy issues. Today, Christy Harris, CIPP/US, Director of Technology and Privacy Research, is sharing her perspective on ad tech and privacy. Prior to joining the FPF team, Christy spent almost 20 years at AOL, where she helped navigate novel consumer privacy issues in […]