Posts by FPF Staff

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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 […]

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Next Steps on Smart Grid Privacy

Today, we filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission outlining recommendations to protect consumer privacy on the Smart Grid.  Among our comments we stated: “Viable Smart Grid technologies will rely heavily on the collection, communication, and storage of data from electricity producers, consumers, and other participants in the energy ecosystem.  Although this data can be […]

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A deeper dive into behavioral advertising in Europe

As mentioned in a previous blog post, we had the pleasure of speaking with nugg.ad CEO Stephan Noller last week. Nugg.ad is the German company that has just been awarded the EuroPrise Privacy Seal. nugg.ad’s new behavioral targeting system, Predictive Targeting Networking (PTN) 2.0, received the seal favored by many EU regulators after a vetting […]