Big data analytics offers, “great new ways to engage with voters on the things that really matter to them, which results in more motivated, and hopefully better informed, participants in the electoral process, and likely higher turnouts on election day.”
Posts by Melanie E. Bates
Today’s finalization of the US-EU Privacy Shield agreement preserves an important data transfer mechanism that is supported by robust privacy safeguards. But for the long term EU-US relationship, it is important to see Privacy Shield as the beginning of a process, not the end.
Today, EU member states strongly supported finalization of the EU-US Privacy Shield, a renewed framework for transatlantic data flows that replaces the EU-US Safe Harbor arrangement. The Privacy Shield agreement enables member companies to transfer data between the EU and US, subject to privacy safeguards and commitments.
John Verdi, our Vice President of Policy, speaks with Angelique Carson of the International Association of Privacy Professionals about his previous work with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and his new role with the Future of Privacy Forum.
The debate over the relationship between children and technology has been heated and complex. Issues ranging from the right amount of screen time, online privacy, safety and security have occupied policymakers, parents, and advocates for quite some time.
We are pleased to share that FPF Advisory Board member William McGeveran published Privacy and Data Protection Law on June 24, 2016. The textbook covers statutory and regulatory regimes such as FTC enforcement, medical privacy, and the Patriot Act.
The Facebook study was the product of a symposium sponsored by W&L Law and theFuture of Privacy Forum (FPF), a DC-based think tank that promotes responsible data privacy policies. The topic of the symposium, as the Facebook paper suggests, was ethical review processes for big data research, with an emphasis on the ethical challenges of internal corporate research by companies that are able to harvest massive amounts of digital data. The event was also supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the National Science Foundation.
“Drones will bring a wide range of benefits, but for widespread acceptance, it will be essential for the public to feel comfortable that personal data collected by drone operators will be used responsibly. The drone privacy best practices provide guideposts that will help major companies and small operators alike demonstrate that they handle data in a trustworthy manner.”
On June 21, 2016, Samsung will host its inaugural “Internet of Things – Transforming the Future” conference at the Washington Post, during which the company will lay out its vision for a human-centered approach to the Internet of Things (IoT) that focuses on the outcomes the technology will create for people and societies across the globe.
Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Ohio State University’s Program on Data and Governance are holding a discussion of ethics, privacy and practical research reviews in corporate settings. This timely event, which follows the White House’s call to develop strong data ethics frameworks, convened corporate and academic leaders to discuss how to integrate ethical and privacy considerations into innovative data projects and research.