Posts by Brenda Leong

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Chris Wolf Participates in ITU Telecom World in Geneva

FPF’s Chris Wolf is currently participating in the International Telecommunications Union’s Telecom World in Geneva. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is part of the United Nations and handles issues in information and communications technology. Chris is on a panel discussing cybersecurity challenges and was also invited to submit his paper The Role of Government in Commercial […]

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French Gathering of Global Govt & Bus Leaders Focus on Privacy

  By Chris Wolf, FPF Founder and Co-Chair On October 21st, I was invited by the French Minister for Industry, Energy and the Digital Economy, Eric Besson, to participate in a seminar on the future of the Internet in Paris. The privacy session was entitled “Reconciling the Internet business model and respect for privacy” and […]

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ISPAB to Address Smart Grid Issues

The Commerce Department/NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) is holding its December meeting tomorrow in Washington, DC.  On the agenda is a discussion about privacy, security and the smart grid, led by FPF Co-Chair Jules Polonetsky, Dave Dalva, Senior Security Strategist at Cisco, and Lynn McNulty, Director of Government Affairs at (ISC)2. ISPAB […]

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NARUC Defers Smart Grid Resolution

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners was scheduled to vote on a smart grid privacy resolution at their November meeting in Chicago last week.  However, it appears that the regulators did not adopt the proposed resolution.  Our sources tell us that it was deferred, hopefully to be taken up at the February NARUC meeting.  […]

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Utility Regulators Vote on Smart Grid Privacy Resolution

This week, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) is holding their annual meeting in Chicago. On Wednesday, the Commissioners will vote on passing a new resolution that will address privacy concerns and the development of the Smart Grid. We applaud the proposed resolution (see pg. 16) which will call for clear notices, consent, […]

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NIST Calls Data Privacy "Achilles' Heel" of the Smart Grid

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today released the draft NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards. The draft highlights privacy as an issue that must be addressed as Smart Grid technologies continue to be implemented. Key points from the report include: “The major benefit provided by the Smart Grid, i.e. the ability to get […]