Posts by Joseph Jerome

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The US-EU Safe Harbor: An Analysis of the Framework’s Effectiveness in Protecting Personal Privacy

This morning, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released our report on the effectiveness of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor program.  Our analysis, which we first announced in August, responds to recent recommendations by the European Commission and suggests a number of areas where the framework can be further strengthened. An overview of key findings and […]

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Future of Privacy Forum Releases Report on the Effectiveness of the US-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Framework

For immediate release, December 11, 2013 Future of Privacy Forum Releases Report on the Effectiveness of the US-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Framework Report Responds to EU Concerns, Finds the Safe Harbor Program Has Been Effective but Calls for Improvements to Strengthen Trans-Atlantic Privacy Protections Washington, D.C. December 11, 2013 – The Future of Privacy Forum […]

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European Commission's Safe Harbor Report Released

This morning, the European Commission released its long-awaited report evaluating the US-EU Safe Harbor. The Commission proposed series of recommendations “to restore trust in data flows between the EU and the U.S.” The Future of Privacy Forum is currently preparing an in-depth report on the Safe Harbor that will address the concerns presented by the European […]

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FPF Responds to European Commission Report on US-EU Safe Harbor and Finds Criticisms Misplaced

 For immediate release, November 27, 2013 Future of Privacy Forum Responds to European Commission Report on US-EU Safe Harbor and Finds Criticisms Misplaced Washington, D.C. November 27, 2013 – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a think tank focused on advancing personal privacy, responded to the European Commission statements on the US-EU Safe Harbor program […]

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Protecting Privacy and People Using Airbnb to Go on Vacation

Last month, Attorney General Schneiderman made waves when he subpoenaed data on 15,000 New York City-based users of Airbnb, the service best known for allowing people to rent out their spare bedrooms or their homes while on vacation. The Attorney General is seeking to identify local landlords that are using Airbnb’s service to regularly rent […]

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FPFcast: A Frank Discussion with Frankly CEO Steve Chung

[audio Should a simple text last forever?  Former FPF Legal & Policy Fellow Heather Federman asked as much in a post in August, and she discussed how  the new text-messaging app, Frankly, works to create impermanent text messages in a world where data is forever.  Subsequently, Frankly has become a new FPF member company, and […]

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Commissioner Brill and the Broader Privacy Call to Arms

Wednesday, in a speech at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill addressed an audience of engineers and computer scientists and solicited their skills to improve consumer privacy and enhance trust. Her specific concerns have tracked some of the biggest debates I have seen during my time at the Future of […]

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The Future of Privacy Forum and Sen. Schumer Announce Important Agreement to Ensure Consumers Have Opportunity to “Opt-Out” Before Stores Can Track Their Movement Via Their Mobile Devices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 22, 2013         The Future of Privacy Forum and Sen. Schumer Announce Important Agreement to Ensure Consumers Have Opportunity to “Opt-Out” Before Stores Can Track Their Movement Via Their Mobile Devices FPF and Schumer Release New Code-of-Conduct Agreed to By Location-Technology Companies Code Includes A Requirement of Clear, In-Store […]

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Oct. 1 – Your Digital Trail: Private Company Access – NPR

Jules Polonetsky is featured in a multi-series piece about digital life on NPR’s All Tech Considered: “I think companies haven’t figured out how to talk to people about data or privacy,” says Jules Polonetsky, executive director of the Future of Privacy Forum. “And we think that’s a big part of why the industry has such a […]

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Sharing Thoughts on Big Data and Privacy

We wanted to draw your attention to several excellent pieces discussing and summarizing last Tuesday’s “Big Data and Privacy: Making Ends Meet” workshop: Jedidiah Bracy covered the event for the IAPP’s Privacy Perspectives blog. He highlights a number of the day’s discussions, and concludes that “the ethics of Big Data and technology will be discussed […]