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FPF Comments on the FTC Informational Injury Workshop
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October 30, 2017 | Melanie Bates

FPF Comments on the FTC Informational Injury Workshop

On Friday, October 27, 2017, the Future of Privacy Forum filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission in advance of the December 12, 2017 Informational Injury Workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to examine consumer injury in the context of privacy and data security. FPF’s comments focus on describing the harms that can arise from automated decision-making as well as highlighting existing risk-based privacy analyses. 

2nd Annual McGowan Forum on Ethics: The Challenge of Big Data
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October 27, 2017 | Melanie Bates

2nd Annual McGowan Forum on Ethics: The Challenge of Big Data

On October 26, 2017, John Verdi, FPF’s Vice President of Policy, was a panelist for the National Archives Foundation’s 2nd Annual McGowan Forum on Ethics: The Challenge of Big Data. The panel discussed the ethical responsibility of those who compile and track citizens’ personal data.  The conversation focused around what responsibility corporations and governments have to protect their customers and be transparent in regard to possible data hacks.

DQC Report: Effective Data Use and Research Partnerships between SEAs and Education Researchers
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October 19, 2017 | Amelia Vance

DQC Report: Effective Data Use and Research Partnerships between SEAs and Education Researchers

Today, the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) released a new infographic and resource on education research, Roadmap for Effective Data Use and Research Partnerships between State Education Agencies and Education Researchers. DQC brought together education researchers and policy experts, including FPF’s Education Policy Counsel Amelia Vance, to create these new resources.

FPF-CAN Speaker Series featuring Mary Madden and Michele Gilman
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October 18, 2017 | Melanie Bates

FPF-CAN Speaker Series featuring Mary Madden and Michele Gilman

The FPF-Capital Area Academic Network invites you to join us for a roundtable discussion featuring Mary Madden (Researcher, Data & Society Institute) and Michele Gilman (Venable Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Education, University of Baltimore School of Law). Mary and Michele will discuss their latest research: “Privacy, Poverty and Big Data: A Matrix of Vulnerabilities for Poor Americans.”