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FPF Welcomes New Senior Fellow
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February 10, 2017 | Melanie Bates

FPF Welcomes New Senior Fellow

FPF is pleased to welcome Henry Claypool as a senior fellow. Henry is currently Policy Director at the Community Living Policy Center at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the former Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Disability and a founding Principal Deputy Administrator of the Administration for Community Living.

House Passes Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387)
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February 7, 2017 | Melanie Bates

House Passes Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387)

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387). The bill updates the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the law that sets standards for government access to private internet communications. Although ECPA was forward-thinking for its time, the developments of technology and communications in the 30 years since its passage have greatly surpassed its scope and the effectiveness of its policy direction.

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Dec 2016-Jan 2017)
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February 2, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Dec 2016-Jan 2017)

The Future of Privacy Forum tracks student privacy news very closely, and shares relevant news stories with our newsletter subscribers.* Today, we are launching “The Top 10,” a monthly blog with our top student privacy stories from the past month (or month-and-a-half, in today’s case).

Good Data Collaborative to Advance Responsible Data Use
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January 31, 2017 | Melanie Bates

Good Data Collaborative to Advance Responsible Data Use

The Good Data Collaborative seeks to identify gaps in resources to assist civil society in using data responsibly through distinct activities: a landscape assessment of existing tools and resources, as well as academic literature; a consultation with key stakeholders and current and potential users of the resources; and a redesigned, central repository of resources to help them address responsible data challenges in their work.

The 2nd Annual FPF Tech Lab Open House | April 18, 2017 in Washington, DC
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January 27, 2017 | Melanie Bates

The 2nd Annual FPF Tech Lab Open House | April 18, 2017 in Washington, DC

The 2nd Annual FPF Tech Lab Open House is an opportunity for us to welcome our members, friends, and colleagues in town for the IAPP Global Privacy Summit. Hosted at our home office in Washington, DC, this event provides a rare occasion for policymakers, regulators, and thought leaders to interact with the latest in privacy-impacting gadgets and new technologies.

FPF and NADA Launch Guide to Consumer Privacy in the Connected Car
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January 25, 2017 | Melanie Bates

FPF and NADA Launch Guide to Consumer Privacy in the Connected Car

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) released a first-of-its kind consumer guide, Personal Data In Your Car. The Guide will help consumers understand the kind of personal information collected by the latest generation of vehicles, which use data to further safety, infotainment and customer experience.

The Student Privacy Pledge is a Binding Legal Commitment and G Suite for Education Makes the Grade
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January 18, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Student Privacy Pledge is a Binding Legal Commitment and G Suite for Education Makes the Grade

The Student Privacy Pledge is a public and legally enforceable statement by ed tech companies to safeguard student privacy, built around a dozen commitments regarding the collection, maintenance, and use of student personal information. Since it was introduced in 2014 by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software and Information Industry Association, more than 300 ed tech companies have become signatories, and it was endorsed by the White House in 2015.