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Donate to Fund an FPF Fellowship Today

Despite demand for privacy experts at mid and senior levels, it continues to be difficult for young professionals to start a career in this area, and even harder for students without the resources to take low paying internships. And with bias and discrimination playing such a central role in data protection today, the privacy community […]

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Congressional Leaders Join Future of Privacy Forum, Charter Communications to Discuss Consumer Privacy

Will Congress advance a federal privacy law? FPF Vice President of Policy John Verdi spoke with two leading House members to find out. Watch the video below of John’s July 19th conversation with House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection Chair Jan Schakowsky and Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Thank you to Charter Communications […]

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Statement by FPF CEO Jules Polonetsky: Facebook Case Shows It Is Time to Give the FTC Enhanced Civil Penalty Authority

WASHINGTON – July 24, 2019 –Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced an unprecedented settlement requiring Facebook to pay $5 billion in civil penalties, create new accountability and compliance mechanisms, and imposing additional injunctive relief. The settlement stems from violations of a 2012 order. The $5 billion penalty is more than 15 times larger than […]

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New Privacy Tech Alliance Promotes Innovative Privacy Technologies

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – June 25, 2019 – The Future of Privacy Forum and the Israel Tech Policy Institute are launching the Privacy Tech Alliance during CyberWeek 2019, to promote the market for privacy protective technologies internationally, facilitate the development of new technologies, and maximize value for innovators and investors. “As the data ecosystem and regulatory […]

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FPF Welcomes the 2019 Class of Policy Fellows

FPF is pleased to announce the selection of its 2019 Policy Fellows: Katelyn Ringrose, Charlotte Kress, and Anisha Reddy. Working at FPF for one- or two-year terms, Fellows are key members of the FPF policy team. Fellows focus on consumer and commercial privacy issues, from technology-specific areas such as drones, wearables, connected cars, and student privacy, […]

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Personal Data and the Organization: Stewardship and Strategy

Personal data – used lawfully, fairly, and transparently – is central to helping organizations achieve their missions. Today, Boards of Directors, CEOs, policymakers, and others need to understand the wide range of data inputs, the broad scope of risks and benefits, and how privacy and ethics are at the center of an organization’s ability to fulfill […]

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Jules Polonetsky Testifies Before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

FPF CEO Jules Polonetsky recently testified during the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s hearing, “Consumer Perspectives: Policy Principles for a Federal Data Privacy Framework.” The testimony underscored the urgent need for federal legislation. Not only have recent, high-profile cases revealed the extent to which data can be misused, but the benefits of modern technology […]

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A Conversation with Christopher Wolf, Founder of FPF

Christopher Wolf is the founder and Board President of the Future of Privacy Forum and a leading attorney in privacy and data protection. Chris helped break the path for privacy law and the modern Internet. He has had a hand in advising and shaping thinking on many leading-edge tech issues including Internet free speech, Internet […]

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FPF at 10: A Conversation with FPF Fellows

Fellows are a crucial part of the Future of Privacy Forum’s work; they conduct research, organize events, give presentations, and write reports and best practices. As the inaugural Elise Berkower Memorial Fellow, Michelle Bae has focused on publishing the comprehensive guide on GDPR and CCPA, analyzing federal and state privacy bills and their impact, and […]