Posts by FPF Staff

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Experts: Smart Grid Poses Privacy Risks

Experts: Smart Grid Poses Privacy Risks Washington Post – Security Fix Blog By Brian Krebs Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Technologists already are worried about the security implications of linking nearly all elements of the U.S. power grid to the public Internet. Now, privacy experts are warning that the so-called “smart grid” efforts could usher in […]

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You Say It's Your Birthday

One year ago today, FPF opened its doors and promised to work to advance responsible data practices. Our goal was to work with progressive companies, advocates, academics and government leaders to find common ground on solutions that ensured that uses of consumer information provided users with transparency and control. While FPF has grown in terms […]

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GW Law Partnership

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and The George Washington University Law School have partnered to advance programs focused on the future of privacy law and policy. By bringing together some of the best-thinking people from academia, the private sector and government, we hope to ensure critical examination of the social, legal and policy implications […]

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FPF Advisory Board Member Lorrie Cranor Submits CUPS Reports to FTC

FPF Advisory Board member Lorrie Cranor, Director of CUPS (CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Lab) at Carnegie Mellon University informs us that the Lab has issued two new technical reports and submitted them as public comments to the FTC’s exploring privacy roundtable series. Here are the abstracts, but the full studies are definitely worth reading! […]

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Advertising Privacy

Almost every time we go online, using our computers or mobile devices, each of us produces data in some form. This data may contain only oblique information about who we are and what we are doing, but when enough of it is aggregated, facts about us which we believed were private has the potential to […]

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Congratulations to Annie Anton

Congratulations to our friend and advisory board member Profesoor Annie Anton on being named an ACM Distinguished Scientist. http://www.acm.org/press-room/news-releases/distinguished-09/

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Smart meters touted for ability to help conserve, but critics are skeptical

Smart meters touted for ability to help conserve, but critics are skeptical Argus Leader Thom Gabrukiewicz November 10, 2009 Empowering electric customers to save money through conservation is the government’s great hope for smart metering, but not everyone buys into the technology. Some have concerns about just who would benefit financially, consumer or utilities. Others […]

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IAPP Practical Privacy Series

Jules and Chris will be attending and speaking at the IAPP Practical Privacy Series on December 8 and 9 in Washington, DC. On Tuesday, December 8 IAPP will host a conference devoted exclusively to the Federal Trade Commission and privacy protection. On Wednesday, December 9 IAPP will host a workshop for government privacy professionals, with […]