September 7, 2017 | Amelia Vance
Bipartisan Report: Feds Should Connect Student Data While Protecting Privacy
Today, the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking released their final report. The Commission was created through bi-partisan legislation in 2016 to “consider how to strengthen government’s evidence-building and policymaking efforts” (page 16). One of the key issues that the Commission heard from advocates on all sides about whether to overturn the current federal ban on connecting education data collected by the federal government in order to provide students, postsecondary institutions, and the public with information that could be used to improve policies or better target federal funding.
September 6, 2017 | Amelia Vance
The Top 10: Student Privacy News (July – August 2017)
The Future of Privacy Forum tracks student privacy news very closely, and shares relevant news stories with our newsletter subscribers. Approximately every month, we post “The Top 10,” a blog with our top student privacy stories. This blog is cross-posted at www.ferpasherpa.org.
August 31, 2017 | Margaret Honda
Bridging Industry and Academia to Tackle Responsible Research and Privacy Practices
August 30, 2017 | Melanie Bates
What does privacy mean to you?
Future of Privacy Forum’s CEO, Jules Polonetsky, spoke with Goethe Institut about what privacy means to him. Jules discussed his experience leading FPF and the various circumstances he encounters. You can watch the full clip here.
August 30, 2017 | Melanie Bates
Privacy Engineering Research and the GDPR: A Trans-Atlantic Initiative
With this event, we aim to determine the relevant state of the art in privacy engineering; in particular, we will focus on those areas where the “art” needs to be developed further. The goal of this trans-Atlantic initiative is to identify open research and development tasks, which are needed to make the full achievement of the GDPR’s ambitions possible.
August 28, 2017 | Lauren Smith
FPF Statement on GAO Release of Vehicle Data Privacy Report
A new report released today by the United States Government Accountability Office reviews consumer privacy issues related to connected vehicles. The report examines the use, types, and sharing of vehicle data; surveys automakers to understand how their privacy policies align with privacy best practices; consults experts in the field to understand the issues at play in this space; and examines related Federal efforts.
August 16, 2017 | Stacey Gray
Location Controls in iOS 11 Highlight the Role of Platforms
From Pokémon Go, to the geo-targeting of abortion clinics, to state legislative efforts, the last year has seen significant attention paid to the many ways our apps use and often share location data. In the midst of this heightened awareness of geo-location privacy, iPhone users and app developers may notice a difference this Fall, when Apple will be releasing updates to iOS 11 that will increase users’ control over how their geo-location may be collected and used. The changes highlight the ongoing importance—and legal implications—of platform settings for consumer privacy.
August 10, 2017 | Stacey Gray
The Future of Microphones in Connected Devices
Today, FPF released a new Infographic: Microphones & the Internet of Things: Understanding Uses of Audio Sensors in Connected Devices (read the Press Release here). From Amazon Echos to Smart TVs, we are seeing more home devices integrate microphones, often to provide a voice user interface powered by cloud-based speech recognition.