Posts by FPF Staff

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Check out the Icons Live!

Both Yahoo! and AT&T have already implemented a trial run for one of the icons at www.green.yahoo.com/living-green/ and www.yellowpages.com, respectively. In addition, the two icons are now being tested with an internet survey of 2600 users to quantitatively determine their utility as a means of providing effective notice and to select the most effective symbol […]

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Future of Privacy Forum Unveils New Privacy and Personalization Symbols Finalists

Today Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released two proposed icons designed to communicate to web users about the efforts of advertisers to tailor ads based on the websites they visit. In February 2009, the Federal Trade Commission expressed concern that privacy policies were not being read or understood, and urged the industry to develop new […]

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Communicating Online Advertising Practices to Consumers

Nymity, a global privacy and data protection research services firm and FPF supporter, just published an interview with Jules which provides a nice overview of our activities. You can sign up for Nymity’s free newsletter at www.nymity.com.

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FTC "Exploring Privacy" Roundtable Series

Jules Polonetsky will be participating in the FTC’s “Exploring Privacy” Roundtable on Monday, December 7 in Washington, D.C. Jules will be participating on Panel 2: Consumer Expectations and Disclosures from 11:00-12:15. Click on this link for more details: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/workshops/privacyroundtables/index.shtml

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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! […]