Posts by FPF Staff

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"Know Privacy" Report Contains Interesting Observations

“KnowPrivacy” is a collaborative research project by Class of 2009 graduates of the Masters program at the University of California Berkeley School of Information.  FPF advisory board member Chris Hoofnagle helped advise the students.  In the project, the students examined the common practices among website operators of collecting, sharing and analyzing data about their users, […]

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PrivacyCamp Washington, DC 2009

Co-sponsored by the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and the Future of Privacy Forum (among others), this inaugural “unconference” brings together interested individuals and organizations to share knowledge and foster collaboration. The event is June 20th, 2009, from 8AM to 5PM at the Center for American Progress (1333 H Street […]

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FPF Files Comments to FCC on National Broadband Plan

Yesterday, the Future of Privacy Forum filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about the National Broadband Plan, which the Commission will be formulating over the next several months (FCC Notice of Inquiry Docket – 09-51).  As a think tank focused on promoting greater transparency and consumer online data use, we believe that privacy […]

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Volume of the Obama Administration on Privacy

Our friend Saul Hansell at the New York Times has a piece today entitled “The Obama Administration’s Silence on Privacy, ” which references a speech given yesterday at the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference.  The speech was made by Susan Crawford, a science and technology advisor to President Obama.  While we are often in synch […]

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IAB Issues Best Practices for Social Ads

So-called “social ads” are those that display data and reflect actions taken by social network members. Recently, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) released its “Social Advertising Best Practices”, [LINK HERE], developed by a 151-company committee with 218 members including MySpace, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, SocialMedia.com, CBS, Accenture, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLC, Condé Nast Digital, IDG Entertainment, and Nielsen Online.

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Deloitte Event: The Future of Privacy & Data Security

Please be our guest… The Future of Privacy & Data Security: A Briefing on Related Legal Issues and Leading Practices Wednesday, June 3, 2009 5:00pm – 7:00pm Remarkable developments in privacy and data security law and business practices have already been seen in 2009 and more changes are on the horizon. Come, hear, and interact […]

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Can WPP Demystify Behavioral Targeting?

Can WPP Demystify Behavioral Targeting? Media Post By Wendy Davis May 20, 2009 The think tank Future of Privacy Forum announced this week that it tapped ad agency WPP to come up with new ways of notifying Web users about online behavioral advertising. Director Jules Polonetsky hopes that advertising creatives will be able to come […]

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FPF Announces Consumer Notices Research Initiative

FPF is proud to announce the launch of an initiative geared toward finding new ways of helping companies communicate with consumers regarding online advertising and privacy practices. Six to ten years ago, an executive would have responded with incredulity to the notion that his company needed to do something more to educate consumers about advertising […]

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Privacy Forum Unveils Research Project

Privacy Forum Unveils Research Project Tech Daily Dose May 19, 2009 The Future of Privacy Forum is embarking on a research project that will examine different methods for communicating with Internet users about advertising and privacy practices, the think tank announced Tuesday. The study will explore potential tools and notices that companies could use to […]