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Comparing Privacy Laws: GDPR v. CCPA
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December 18, 2019 | Marianne Varkiani

Comparing Privacy Laws: GDPR v. CCPA

In November 2018, OneTrust DataGuidance and FPF partnered to publish a guide to the key differences between the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA).  Since then, a series of bills, signed by the California Governor on 11 October 2019, amended the CCPA to exempt from its application […]

State Legislators Prioritizing Privacy
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December 13, 2019 | Marianne Varkiani

State Legislators Prioritizing Privacy

Last week, The Council of State Governments (CSG) held its annual conference in Puerto Rico, bringing together bi-partisan state lawmakers from across the country to engage in thoughtful discourse and learn about issues impacting their constituents. Policy Fellow Jeremy Greenberg shares key privacy themes that resonated through the event:  State legislators feel the need to […]

Future of Privacy Forum Submits Comments to FTC on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule
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December 12, 2019 | Marianne Varkiani

Future of Privacy Forum Submits Comments to FTC on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations focused on privacy leadership and scholarship, submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in response to the agency’s ongoing review of the federal statute. “As COPPA enters its third […]

MythBusters: COPPA Edition
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December 12, 2019 | Sara Collins

MythBusters: COPPA Edition

Following YouTube’s September settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), YouTube released a video in late November explaining upcoming changes to their platform. The YouTube creator community responded in large numbers, with numerous explainer videos and almost two hundred thousand comments filed in response to the FTC’s […]

Privacy Papers 2019
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December 5, 2019 | Marianne Varkiani

Privacy Papers 2019

The winners of the 2019 Privacy Papers for Policymakers (PPPM) Award are: Antidiscriminatory Privacy by Ignacio N. Cofone, McGill University Faculty of Law Abstract Law often regulates the flow of information to prevent discrimination. It does so, for example, in Law often blocks sensitive personal information to prevent discrimination. It does so, however, without a […]

This Year’s Must-Read Privacy Papers: FPF Announces Recipients of Annual Award
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December 5, 2019 | Marianne Varkiani

This Year’s Must-Read Privacy Papers: FPF Announces Recipients of Annual Award

Today, FPF announced the winners of the 10th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers (PPPM) Award. This Award recognizes leading privacy scholarship that is relevant to policymakers in the United States Congress, at U.S. federal agencies and for data protection authorities abroad. The winners of the 2019 PPPM Award are:  Antidiscriminatory Privacy by Ignacio N. Cofone, […]

Closer than Apart: Comparing Senate Commerce Committee Bills
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December 2, 2019 | FPF Staff

Closer than Apart: Comparing Senate Commerce Committee Bills

Together with Senator Cantwell (D-WA)’s bill, the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act, Senator Wicker’s Discussion Draft represents a significant movement toward bipartisan negotiations in the Senate. But how do the two bills, one from leading Democrats, and one from the Republican Chairman, compare to each other? We find them to be closer together on most issues than they are apart: a promising sign for bipartisan negotiation.

Starting Point for Negotiation: An Analysis of Senate Democratic Leadership’s Landmark Comprehensive Privacy Bill
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November 26, 2019 | FPF Staff

Starting Point for Negotiation: An Analysis of Senate Democratic Leadership’s Landmark Comprehensive Privacy Bill

Today, Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA), joined by top Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee – Senators Markey, Schatz and Klobuchar – introduced a new comprehensive federal privacy bill, the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA). The bill is consistent with the Senate Democratic leadership positions announced last week and comes in advance of a December 4th Senate Commerce Committee hearing convened by Senator Wicker (R-Miss), Examining Legislative Proposals to Protect Consumer Data Privacy.

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November 26, 2019 | editor

Statement by Future of Privacy Forum CEO Jules Polonetsky on the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act

WASHINGTON, DC – November 26, 2019 – Statement by Future of Privacy Forum CEO Jules Polonetsky regarding the introduction of a new comprehensive federal privacy bill, the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA), proposed today by Senators Maria Cantwell, Amy Klobuchar, Brian Schatz, and Ed Markey: “This is the most sophisticated federal proposal to emerge […]