Posts by FPF Staff

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The 2009 Conference on Cross Border Data Flows, Data Protection and Privacy

Jules will moderate a discussion on November 18th called the “Privacy and Social Networking Services” Panel, from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., at the 2009 Conference on Cross Border Data Flows & Privacy, hosted by the Department of Commerce in conjunction with the European Commission. Click here for more information on the conference or visit the […]

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New 'Smart' Electrical Meters Raise Privacy Issues

New ‘Smart’ Electrical Meters Raise Privacy Issues Agence France Presse By Daniel Silva Friday, November 6, 2009 MADRID (AFP) – The new “smart meters” utilities are installing in homes around the world to reduce energy use raise fresh privacy issues because of the wealth of information about consumer habits they reveal, experts said Friday. The […]

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Online Age Verification for Our Children

Today, Jules is in Madrid presenting at the 31st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners on online age verification. Protecting the privacy and safety of children and ensuring they do not access inappropriate content or environments continues to be a priority for parents. Service providers, educators, governments and others are working to ensure […]

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How Privacy (Or Lack of It) Could Sabatoge the Grid

How Privacy (Or Lack of It) Could Sabatoge the Grid SmartGridNews.com By Jules Polonetsky and Christopher Wolf In October, President Obama announced $3.4 billion in federal grants to help build our nation’s Smart Grid. The President said that the technology that will make up the Smart Grid will make the nation’s power transmission system more […]

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Privacy and the Smart Grid: New Frontiers, New Challenges

Today, Jules is in Madrid presenting at “Privacy by Design: The Definitive Workshop” on privacy issues and the Smart Grid. While upgrading our power system by introducing two-way data flows could lead to a cleaner environment, reduced power costs, and more reliable utility service, there are data privacy issues that must be addressed if consumers […]

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Privacy's Zietgeist Moment

This second guest post from FPF Advisory Board member Professor Danielle Citron is cross-posted with Concurringopinions.com, one of the top legal blogs. Check out Concurringopinions.com for regular legal and policy from top privacy scholars, including among others FPF Advisory Board members Daniel Solove, Frank Pasquale and Danielle Citron. Privacy’s Zietgeist Moment By Danielle Citron Privacy […]

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Ensuring that We Leave Children Behind

This guest post from FPF Advisory Board member Professor Danielle Citron is cross-posted with Concurringopinions.com, one of the top legal blogs. Check out Concurringopinions.com for regular legal and policy from top privacy scholars, including among others FPF Advisory Board members Daniel Solove, Frank Pasquale and Danielle Citron. Ensuring that We Leave Children Behind October 29, […]

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MSNBC's Red Tape Chronicles: What will talking power meters say about you?

What will talking power meters say about you? MSNBC’s Red Tape Chronicles By Bob Sullivan October 9, 2009 Would you sign up for a discount with your power company in exchange for surrendering control of your thermostat? What if it means that, one day, your auto insurance company will know that you regularly arrive home […]