Posts by FPF Staff

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24 Organizations Release Principles for Protecting Student Data Privacy and Equity in the Pandemic

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and 23 other education, healthcare, disability rights, data protection, and civil liberties organizations today released Education During a Pandemic: Principles for Student Data Privacy and Equity (available here). The Principles offer 10 guiding recommendations for schools as they rely on new technologies and data to facilitate remote, in-person, or […]

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Dr. Lauren Gardner, Creator of Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 Dashboard, and UC Berkeley Data Analytics Researcher Dr. Katherine Yelick to Keynote FPF Conference on Privacy & Pandemics

Workshop Explores the Value and Limits of Data and Technology in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic Today, the Future of Privacy Forum announced a pair of distinguished professors and researchers will be the keynote speakers for a two-day virtual workshop exploring the value and limits of data and technology in the context of a […]

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Chelsey Colbert Discusses Trends in Mobility & Location Data

Chelsey Colbert, Policy Counsel, leads FPF’s mobility and location data portfolio. Prior to joining FPF, Chelsey was a lawyer at an international business law firm in Canada and was seconded as in-house privacy and data governance counsel to Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company that designs and builds urban innovations. Chelsey holds a J.D. with a […]

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Event Recap: Using Corporate Data for Research – Lessons from an Award-Winning Project

Last week, FPF hosted a virtual event honoring the winners of the first-ever FPF Award for Research Data Stewardship: University of California, Irvine Professor of Cognitive Sciences Mark Steyvers and Lumos Labs, represented by General Manager Bob Schafer. In addition to the awardees, the event featured Daniel L. Goroff, Vice President and Program Director at […]

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Data Protection Expert Agnes Bundy Scanlan and Fundraising and Philanthropy Leader Elaine Laughlin Join Board of Directors

FPF is pleased to announce two new Directors, Agnes Bundy Scanlan and Elaine Laughlin. Agnes Bundy Scanlan is a global leader in the governance, law, regulatory and compliance risk, and data information security fields. Agnes is also an experienced legal counsel and advisor to industry and government. She has built a sterling reputation as being proactive, […]

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FPF Presents @ RightsCon 2020: “Frontiers in health data privacy: navigating blurred expectations across the patient-consumer spectrum”

The patient-consumer spectrum is a growing concept in which healthcare is rapidly transitioning from a periodic activity in fixed, traditional health care settings to an around-the-clock activity that involves the generation, use, and integration of data reflecting many aspects of individuals’ lives and behaviors. Accompanying this spectrum are blurred distinctions between traditional versus consumer-generated health […]

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How the Student Privacy Pledge Bolsters Legal Requirements and Supports Better Privacy in Education

The Student Privacy Pledge is a public and legally enforceable statement by edtech companies to safeguard student privacy, built around a dozen privacy commitments regarding the collection, maintenance, use, and sharing of student personal information. Since it was introduced in 2014 by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Software and Information Industry Association, […]

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Christy Harris Discusses Trends in Ad Tech

We’re talking to FPF senior policy experts about their work on important privacy issues. Today, Christy Harris, CIPP/US, Director of Technology and Privacy Research, is sharing her perspective on ad tech and privacy. Prior to joining the FPF team, Christy spent almost 20 years at AOL, where she helped navigate novel consumer privacy issues in […]