Posts by Brenda Leong

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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(link expired). 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 […]

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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 […]

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Student Privacy Boot Camp for Ed Tech Vendors

FPF is continuing its series of Boot Camp training sessions for ed tech start-ups and small to medium companies – with the next event scheduled for March 3 in San Francisco.  Slots are limited, so apply to attend now! Need a fast and furious intro to what it takes to do privacy – and security […]

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Essentially Equivalent:

“In a milestone decision on transatlantic data protection, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgment in the Schrems case, declaring the Commission decision on the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor agreement invalid. The CJEU declared that such a decision requires a finding that the level of protection of fundamental rights and freedoms in the laws and practices of the third country is “essentially equivalent” to that guaranteed within the EU.”

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FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire Debates Max Schrems

Privacy in the EU and the US Scheduled for Jan 26, 2016 – 12:30 Eastern FPF is pleased to share the following announcement: The Brussels Privacy Hub is pleased to announce a pre-CPDP launch event: “Privacy in the EU and US: A debate between Max Schrems and Peter Swire” * Peter Swire – Huang Professor […]

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Who Exactly IS a “School Official” Anyway?

School Officials and Ed Tech Vendors The School Official exception to FERPA, the federal student privacy law, allows schools to provide student data to principals, teachers and school employees to use for educational purposes. But what about contractors who may work for the school, like a bus company or an email service provider? The original […]

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White House Steps Up APEC-EU Interoperability Push

Former FPF’er Josh Harris provides some insights on the APEC-EU privacy interoperability project. “…the White House released a fact sheet detailing the outcomes of this year’s APEC meetings and highlighting the interoperability project as a key outcome that should be continued and expanded.” Check out the full article here and if you want to know […]

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Student Privacy Pledge Reaches 200 Signatories!

SCHOOL VENDORS LEGALLY COMMIT TO USE STUDENT DATA ONLY FOR APPROVED EDUCATIONAL USES   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, November 12, 2015 – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) today announced that the Student Privacy Pledge, endorsed by President Obama, the National PTA and the National School Boards Association, […]

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Security Quick Tips for Vendors

As part of our on-going support to vendors, especially start-ups and small business providers in the ed tech market, we have recently published our “Quick Security Tips for Vendors …