Posts by FPF Staff

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Dr. Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup Discusses Trends in Health Data

We’re talking to FPF senior policy experts about their work on important privacy issues. Today, Dr. Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup, Health Policy Counsel, is sharing her perspective on health data and privacy.   Dr. Hendricks-Sturrup has more than 12 years of experience in healthcare and biomedical research, health journalism, and engagement with digital health companies and startups. […]

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Privacy Scholarship Research Reporter: Issue 5, July 2020 – Preserving Privacy in Machine Learning: New Research on Data and Model Privacy

Notes from FPF In this edition of the “Privacy Scholarship Reporter”, we build on the general knowledge from the first two and then explore some of the technical research being conducted to achieve ethical and privacy goals.  “Is it possible to preserve privacy in the age of AI?”, is a provocative question asked by academic […]

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Commoditization of Data is the Problem, Not the Solution – Why Placing a Price Tag on Personal Information May Harm Rather Than Protect Consumer Privacy

This guest post is by Lokke Moerel, a Professor of Global ICT Law at Tilburg University and Senior of Counsel at Morrison & Foerster in Berlin, and Christine Lyon, partner at Morrison & Foerster in Palo Alto, California. To learn more about FPF in Europe, please visit https://fpf.org/eu. By Lokke Moerel and Christine Lyon[1] Friend and […]

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Remarks on Diversity and Inclusion by Michael McCullough

Last Thursday, June 18, 2020, Macy’s Chief Privacy Officer and FPF Advisory Board member Michael McCullough spoke about diversity and inclusion at WireWheel’s Spokes 2020 conference.  The Question: I’ve spoken to each of you about your views on diversity and equality, and about how that’s reflected in our privacy and data protection community. This has […]

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Associated Press: Schools debate whether to detail positive tests for athletes

In a recent article published by the Associated Press in The Washington Post and The New York Times, the Future of Privacy Forum warns of the privacy risks of sharing information about positive COVID-19 tests among students, particularly student athletes who have already returned to campus to prepare for the upcoming sports season. Read an excerpt […]

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A Landmark Ruling in Brazil: Paving the Way for Considering Data Protection as an Autonomous Fundamental Right

Authors: Bruno Ricardo Bioni and Renato Leite Monteiro A historic ruling of the Brazilian Supreme Court from May 07, 2020 describes the right to data protection as an autonomous right stemming from the Brazilian Constitution. By a significant majority, 10 votes to 1, the Court halted the effectiveness of the Presidential Executive Order (MP[1] 954/2020) […]

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FPF Releases New Report on GDPR Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions

Today, FPF released The General Data Protection Regulation: Analysis and Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions by Senior Counsel Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna. The new report contains analysis and guidance to assist United States-based higher education institutions and their edtech service providers in assessing their compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Newly Released COVID-19 Privacy Bills Would Regulate Pandemic-Related Data

By Pollyanna Sanderson (Policy Counsel), Stacey Gray (Senior Policy Counsel) & Katelyn Ringrose (Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellow) Yesterday afternoon, leading House and Senate Democrats introduced the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act. The Democratic-led bill, which was introduced by Senators Blumenthal and Warner, as well as Representatives Eshoo, Schakowsky and DelBene, follows the May 10th […]

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FPF Charts DPAs’ Priorities and Focus Areas for the Next Decade

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today released a white paper, New Decade, New Priorities: A summary of twelve European Data Protection Authorities’ strategic and operational plans for 2020 and beyond, that provides guidance on the priorities and focus areas that are considered top concerns amongst European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) for the 2020s and […]