Posts by FPF Staff

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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 […]

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11th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers — Call for Nominations

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) invites privacy scholars and authors with an interest in privacy issues to nominate finished papers for consideration for FPF’s annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award. PURPOSE To recognize the year’s leading privacy research and analytical work that is relevant to policymakers in the United States Congress, at U.S. federal […]

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FPF & BrightHive Release Playbook to Create Responsible Contact Tracing Initiatives, Address Privacy & Ethics Concerns

A new playbook from the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and BrightHive, Responsible Data Use Playbook for Digital Contact Tracing, provides a series of considerations to assist stakeholders in setting up a digital contact tracing initiative to track and manage the spread of COVID-19, while addressing privacy concerns raised by these technologies in an ethical, […]

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Strong Data Encryption Protects Everyone: FPF Infographic Details Crypto Benefits for Individuals, Enterprises, and Government Officials

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum released a new tool: the interactive visual guide “Strong Data Encryption Protects Everyone.” The infographic illustrates how strong encryption protects individuals,enterprises, and the government. FPF’s guide also highlights key risks that arise when crypto safeguards are undermined – risks that can expose sensitive health and financial records, undermine the security […]