Posts by Jules Polonetsky

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SF Chronicle: Group hopes to shape nation's privacy policy

Group Hopes to Shape Nation’s Privacy Policy San Francisco Chronicle By Deborah Gage November 16, 2008 AT&T is funding a group run by some of the nation’s top privacy experts that aims to influence policy in the Obama administration and develop best practices on privacy for businesses. Called Future of Privacy, the organization will be […]

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A New Voice in Online Privacy

A New Voice In Online Privacy Washington Post By Kim Hart November 17, 2008 Page A06 Group Wants Tighter Rules for Collecting, Using Consumer Data. A group of privacy scholars, lawyers and corporate officials are launching an advocacy group today designed to help shape standards around how companies collect, store and use consumer data for […]

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The Future of Privacy Forum Agenda for Consumers and Businesses

FPF will seek to bring transparency to online data practices. Our plan is to document practices, produce multi-media educational materials, and commission reports and studies that provide consumers and policy makers the real story about how their data is used. FPF will seek to bring true transparency and user control to behavioral targeting and will […]

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The Future of Privacy: Our Mission & Agenda

Society is approaching a turning point that could well determine the future of privacy. Policy-makers and business leaders soon will make decisions about technology practices that will either ensure that data is used for the benefit of individuals and society, or take us down a path where we are controlled by how others use our […]

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Search and Privacy

Alissa Cooper, at the Center for Democracy and Technology, has just published a superb paper on search log files. She does a great job at walking through all the reasons search engines retain a person’s searches, flags the privacy risks of having those queries sitting around log term, and reviews potential solutions.

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Mobile Cookies

As people increasingly use mobile devices to access the Internet, online privacy issues arise in new ways and some of the old problems arise in new forms. One of the factors that has limited behavioral targeting by businesses across web sites viewed on a standard mobile phone is the lack of a “cookie” that could be used to track the user across the sites they visit.

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We Have Lift-Off

Hello and welcome to the Future of Privacy Forum

In the coming months, we will take a serious look at online privacy issues and emerging technology. We will also engage in many of the key questions surrounding this emerging issue

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