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January 8, 2016 | Stacey Gray

FTC Releases Report on Benefits and Risks of Big Data

This week the FTC released a report exploring the use of Big Data analytics. The 33-page document, Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues, is based on the FTC’s Big Data Workshop on September 17, 2014. The report outlines some of the benefits and risks of Big Data use, and surveys the existing […]

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December 15, 2015 | Stacey Gray

Privacy Papers for Policymakers

*Update: We will be LIVE-streaming this event! * Live streaming will begin at 5:30 PM ET on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016. CLICK HERE to view the Live Stream. (video and/or audio may appear as “disconnected” until 5 minutes before event begins)     The Future of Privacy Forum invites you to “Privacy Papers for Policy Makers” A discussion of […]

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November 25, 2015 | Brenda Leong

White House Steps Up APEC-EU Interoperability Push

Former FPF’er Josh Harris provides some insights on the APEC-EU privacy interoperability project. “…the White House released a fact sheet detailing the outcomes of this year’s APEC meetings and highlighting the interoperability project as a key outcome that should be continued and expanded.” Check out the full article here and if you want to know […]

NHTSA & FTC Critical of House Vehicle Safety Proposal
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October 14, 2015 | FPF Staff

NHTSA & FTC Critical of House Vehicle Safety Proposal

October 14, 2015 — The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade met to discuss proposals to improve motor vehicle safety. Much of the hearing focused on a recent proposal by committee staff to incentivize the adoption of new technologies to improve vehicle safety, which raises several privacy issues. Specifically, privacy and […]

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June 9, 2015 | Joseph Jerome

Customer Privacy and the National Labor Relations Act

Last month, an Administrative Law Judge for the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Macy’s employee handbook contained overly broad confidential information policies. The decision continues efforts by the NLRB to police employer confidentiality policies, but it also demonstrates how industry efforts to protect privacy can inadvertently run afoul of Section 7 of the NLRA, […]

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May 14, 2015 | Peter Swire

A Historical Primer on Section 215 Bulk Collection

Over on the IAPP’s Privacy Tracker blog, FPF Senior Fellow explains how the past week has seen two significant events concerning Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act. First, on May 7, the Second Circuit ruled that “the telephone metadata program exceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized and therefore violates” Section 215. And yesterday, the House of Representatives approved the […]

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March 16, 2015 | Joseph Jerome

Comparing the Data Broker Bill to the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

Considering the privacy concerns raised by data brokers, we thought it would be useful to compare how data brokers are treated under Senator Edward Markey’s recent data broker bill, which has considerable support from privacy and consumer advocates (as well as Senators Blumenthal, Franken, and Whitehouse), and under the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. The different receptions […]