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The Future of Privacy Technology
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March 6, 2020 | Marianne Varkiani

The Future of Privacy Technology

Today, FPF is making available a report co-authored by CEO Jules Polonetsky and Policy Fellow Jeremy Greenberg that identifies future directions and requirements of privacy technology from the industry perspective. With support by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1939288, a survey was designed and administered to industry privacy leaders to provide input on […]

A Closer Look at Genetic Data Privacy and Nondiscrimination in 2020
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March 2, 2020 | Dr. Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup

A Closer Look at Genetic Data Privacy and Nondiscrimination in 2020

Florida lawmakers recently introduced HB 1189/SB 1564 – a bill that would prohibit life and long-term care insurers from basing coverage and rates or denying coverage based on individuals’ genetic information. Washington State lawmakers are considering a bill, HB 2485, that would prohibit life insurance companies and others from obtaining individuals’ genetic information from direct-to-consumer […]

Close to the Finish Line: Observations on the Washington Privacy Act
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February 25, 2020 | Stacey Gray

Close to the Finish Line: Observations on the Washington Privacy Act

By: Stacey Gray and Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna * We wrote last week that Washington State seems poised to become the second US state to pass a major comprehensive privacy bill. The proposed Washington Privacy Act (WPA) would be mostly aligned with the EU’s GDPR, the global gold standard for data protection (although there are still some […]

EDPB Draft Guidelines on Connected Cars Focus on Data Protection by Design and Push for Consent
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February 19, 2020 | FPF Staff

EDPB Draft Guidelines on Connected Cars Focus on Data Protection by Design and Push for Consent

By Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna and Chelsey Colbert The European Data Protection Board recently published its draft Guidelines 1/2020 on processing personal data in the context of connected vehicles and mobility related applications, which are open for feedback until March 20. The EDPB writes that the main challenge for complying with European data protection and privacy laws […]

The 10th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Event
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February 19, 2020 | FPF Staff

The 10th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Event

The Future of Privacy Forum’s 10th annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers event was a hit! This year’s event featured a keynote speech by FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson and facilitated discussions between the winning authors – Ignacio Cofone, Neil Richards, Margot Kaminski, Gianclaudio Malgieri, Arunesh Mathur, and Paul Ohm – and policy and regulatory staff, […]

Call for Public Comments: Resources for Companies Sharing Personal Data with Academic Researchers
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February 18, 2020 | Marianne Varkiani

Call for Public Comments: Resources for Companies Sharing Personal Data with Academic Researchers

In June 2019, FPF launched the Corporate-Academic Data Stewardship Research Alliance, a peer-to-peer network of private companies that share the goal of facilitating privacy-protective data sharing between businesses and academic researchers. The Alliance has worked to support data sharing efforts, help address and mitigate challenges that create barriers to sharing, and promote responsible and privacy-protective […]

FPF Submits Written Statement to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services Task Force on AI
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February 13, 2020 | Marianne Varkiani

FPF Submits Written Statement to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services Task Force on AI

This week, Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) Senior Counsel and Director of AI & Ethics Brenda Leong submitted a written statement on the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning-based applications in financial products and services. Addressed to the House Committee on Financial Services Task Force on Artificial Intelligence, the statement explores how to protect […]