Posts by editor

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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 […]

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A Conversation with FPF’s Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

In Europe, FPF helps regulators, policymakers, and staff at data protection authorities better understand the technologies at the forefront of data protection law. FPF works with the Brussels Privacy Hub of Vrije Universiteit Brussel to provide an annual program to support practical data protection scholarship. FPF also offers the Digital Data Flows Masterclass, a year-long educational […]

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The Israel Tech Policy Institute: A Discussion with Limor Shmerling Magazanik

  While Israel’s image as the “Start-up Nation” is well known in tech circles, the country has lacked a central organization capable of promoting the same level of thought leadership on tech policy and privacy issues. The launch of the Israel Tech Policy Institute (ITPI) in June 2018 ensured that this is no longer the […]

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Municipal Leaders Joining Network to Advance Civic Data Privacy

Connected technologies and always-on data flows are helping make today’s cities and communities more livable, productive, and equitable. At the same time, these technologies raise concerns about individual privacy, autonomy, freedom of choice, and institutional discrimination. How do we leverage the benefits of a data-rich society while giving members of our community the confidence of […]

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Fairness, Ethics, & Privacy in Tech: A Discussion with Chanda Marlowe

After beginning her career as a high school English teacher, Chanda Marlowe’s career change led her to become FPF’s inaugural Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellow. She’s an expert on location and advertising technology, algorithmic fairness, and how vulnerable populations can be uniquely affected by privacy issues. What led you to the Future of Privacy Forum? I […]