Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387). The bill updates the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the law that sets standards for government access to private internet communications. Although ECPA was forward-thinking for its time, the developments of technology and communications in the 30 years since its passage have greatly surpassed its scope and the effectiveness of its policy direction.
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Last week, FPF brought together a panel of technology, legal, regulatory, and business voices to discuss “The Law and Science of De-Identification” at the 10th annual Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection conference.
The Good Data Collaborative seeks to identify gaps in resources to assist civil society in using data responsibly through distinct activities: a landscape assessment of existing tools and resources, as well as academic literature; a consultation with key stakeholders and current and potential users of the resources; and a redesigned, central repository of resources to help them address responsible data challenges in their work.
On January 26, 2017, Jules Polonetsky, FPF’s CEO, joined the National Cyber Security Alliance and other FPF members and friends at Twitter headquarters for its Data Privacy Day Event 2017. The event featured livedstreamed panels, TED-style talks, and interviews focusing on the latest privacy issues for consumers and business.
The 2nd Annual FPF Tech Lab Open House is an opportunity for us to welcome our members, friends, and colleagues in town for the IAPP Global Privacy Summit. Hosted at our home office in Washington, DC, this event provides a rare occasion for policymakers, regulators, and thought leaders to interact with the latest in privacy-impacting gadgets and new technologies.
Washington, DC – Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) released a first-of-its kind consumer guide, Personal Data In Your Car. The Guide will help consumers understand the kind of personal information collected by the latest generation of vehicles, which use data to further safety, infotainment and customer experience.
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) released a first-of-its kind consumer guide, Personal Data In Your Car. The Guide will help consumers understand the kind of personal information collected by the latest generation of vehicles, which use data to further safety, infotainment and customer experience.
Kelsey Finch, FPF Policy Counsel, presented FPF’s 2016 Mobile Apps Study at the Federal Trade Commission’s annual PrivacyCon on January 12, 2017. Kelsey presented a visual representation of the App Study designed by FPF Fellow, Carolina Alonso. See the visual.
FPF is pleased to welcome Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna and Leslie Harris!
On January 11, 2017, FPF and Honorary Co-Hosts Senator Edward J. Markey, and Co-Chairs of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, Congressman Joe Barton, and Congresswoman Diana DeGette, held the 7th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.