February 14, 2018 | Melanie E. Bates
February 12, 2018 | Amelia Vance
The Top 10 (& Federal Actions): Student Privacy News (November 2017-February 2018)
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.
February 8, 2018 | Melanie E. Bates
FPF Welcomes New Senior Fellow
FPF is pleased to welcome Stanley W. Crosley as a senior fellow. Stanley has over 20 years of applied experience in law, data governance and data strategy across a broad sector of the economy, including from inside multinational corporations, academia, large law firm and boutique practices, not-for-profit advocacy organizations, and governmental agencies, and is the Co-Director of the Indiana University Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information (CLEAR), is Counsel to the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath in Washington, DC, and Principal of Crosley Law Offices, LLC. Stan is a Senior Strategist at the Information Accountability Foundation and a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum, where he leads health policy efforts.
February 7, 2018 | Stacey Gray
Consumer Reports Publishes Initial Findings for Privacy and Security of Smart TVs
Today, Consumer Reports released their initial findings on the privacy and security aspects of Smart TVs. Applying their Digital Standard (developed with Ranking Digital Rights and other partner organizations), Consumer Reports identified a range of important privacy aspects and potential security vulnerabilities in Smart TVs from five leading manufacturers (Sony, Samsung, LG, TCL, and Vizio).
February 6, 2018 | Melanie E. Bates
Stanley W. Crosley
February 1, 2018 | Stacey Gray
Seeing the Big Picture on Smart TVs and Smart Home Tech
CES 2018 brought to light many exciting advancements in consumer technologies. Without a doubt, Smart TVs, Smart Homes, and voice assistants were dominant: LG has a TV that rolls up like a poster; Philips introduced a Google Assistant-enabled TV is designed for the kitchen; and Samsung revealed its new line of refrigerators, TVs, and other home devices powered by Bixby, their intelligent voice assistant.
January 31, 2018 | Stacey Gray
If You Can’t Take the Heat Map: Benefits & Risks of Releasing Location Datasets
Strava’s location data controversy demonstrates the unique challenges of publicly releasing location datasets (open data), even when the data is aggregated.
January 30, 2018 | Kelsey Finch
FPF Publishes Model Open Data Benefit-Risk Analysis
This Report first describes inherent privacy risks in an open data landscape, with an emphasis on potential harms related to re-identification, data quality, and fairness. To address these risks, the Report includes a Model Open Data Benefit-Risk Analysis (“Model Analysis”). The Model Analysis evaluates the types of data contained in a proposed open dataset, the potential benefits – and concomitant risks – of releasing the dataset publicly, and strategies for effective de-identification and risk mitigation.
January 28, 2018 | Melanie E. Bates