Posts by Brenda Leong

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FPF Hires Director of Communications – Melanie Bates

We are delighted to welcome Melanie Bates to the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) as of April 11, 2016 as our new Director of Communications. In this new position, Melanie will be responsible for all FPF communications requirements including website updates, media relations, internal member communications, and social media presence. She will also assist with […]

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19 Times Data Analysis Empowered Students and Schools

Which Students Succeed and Why?   “Thoughtful use of education data has tremendous potential to improve and address inequities in America’s education system. Scientists better understand how the brain incorporates new information and skills. Educators have a more accurate sense of student progress and potential risk for dropping out. Students and teachers use more detailed […]

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Google Responds to Sen. Franken

Google provided a response this week to Senator Franken’s request for information on their policies and practices with regards to their Google Apps For Education (GAFE) suite of services. Ed Week reviewed Google’s letter, and asked FPF to comment on the response. Full article here.

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ACLU, Tenth Amendment Center Join Forces on Data Privacy

“In consultation with the center—a think tank that advocates strict limits on federal power—the ACLU wrote model legislation that both organizations are urging legislators around the country to support. … “The Future of Privacy Forum—a Washington-based think tank and a co-author of the Student Privacy Pledge, a commitment by ed-tech companies to safeguard data—offered a […]

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FPF Supports Connect Safely for Safer Internet Day

Our friends at Connect Safely have put together an amazing program to support student awareness and education as part of Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.  Below is their writeup – we invite you all to participate and spread the word – particularly to the students in your life and their educational institutions […]

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SXSW Edu – FPF and Colleagues Take on “Trust” Question

I am heading to SxSW Edu to join the US Department of Education Chief Privacy Officer Kathleen Styles, Common Sense Media’s Bill Fitzgerald, Data Quality Campaign’s Aimee Guidera, and several other distinguished education and privacy speakers for this session on student data privacy.  Sponsored by CoSN, this is not just a panel but a full […]

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Chris Wolf at Data Privacy Day

At Thursday’s Data Privacy Day event in Washington, Passcode joined privacy and security experts to explore US consumers’ evolving attitudes about digital privacy. “Consumers will not do business with companies that don’t respect their privacy, companies they don’t trust,” said Chris Wolf, cochair of the Future of Privacy Forum. Mr. Wolf spoke on a panel […]

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FPF Welcomes New Senior Fellow – Ira Rubinstein

FPF is proud to welcome its newest Senior Fellow, Ira Rubinstein. Ira will be working with FPF staff, fellows and members on a number of cross-Atlantic privacy issues and will be collaborating with EU academics and institutions on projects focused on de-identification, ethics, big data, and other issues. Ira Rubinstein is a Senior Fellow at […]

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Chris Wolf Moderates Panel at CES 2016

Innovating Privacy: New Frameworks for Changing Technology Chris led the discussion by this excellent panel at this year’s CES.  Full panel discussion can be viewed here. Consumers are enjoying the benefits of connected devices while navigating (grappling with!) new privacy issues. Industry and regulators alike are working to understand consumer preferences while preserving creativity and […]

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Announcing the Launch of ResearchChoices.org

“Research Choices is an important step forward for research companies and will help consumers better understand how data is used to make decisions by a wide range of organizations.” – Jules Polonetsky From the ESOMAR Press Release Amsterdam, January 28, 2016: Top market research agencies comScore, GfK, Kantar, and Nielsen announced today the launch of […]