FPF held the Second Annual Tech Lab Open House Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at our offices in Washington, D.C. The Tech Lab Open House provided an opportunity for us to host FPF members and colleagues based in the District of Columbia, and those from around the world who were in town for the International Association of Privacy Professional’s Global Privacy Summit.
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Eloise Gratton of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Jules Polonetsky have published, “Droit À L’Oubli: Canadian Perspective on the Global ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Debate” (forthcoming in the Colorado Technology Law Journal). This paper explores whether importing a RTBF would be legal in Canada.
In a piece for Samsung Public Information Display, Jules Polonetsky and Kelsey Finch share what they have learned from working with smart city and community stakeholders to navigate complex issues and integrate digital services in privacy-protective ways. The authors explain:
We are pleased to announce that Margaret Honda has joined FPF as Director of the Research Coordination Network! In this role, Margaret oversees a new community of privacy academics and industry practitioners whose goal is to advance the privacy research agenda through collaboration.
FPF’s Vice President of Policy, John Verdi, attended a meeting with Věra Jourová, the European Union’s Commissioner for Justice, Consumers, and Gender Equality. The meeting between EU policymakers and US civil society groups focused on an open, robust discussion of trans-Atlantic privacy issues, including the US/EU Privacy Shield program.
Brussels, Belgium – Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released Shedding Light on Smart City Privacy, a new tool designed to help citizens, companies, and communities understand the technologies at the heart of smart city and smart community projects as well as their potential impact on privacy. The guide was released by FPF Policy Counsel, Kelsey Finch, during the panel Cities of the Future, Data of the Present: Protecting Privacy and Fostering Development at RightsCon Brussels, a conference exploring the societal impact of technology and policy.
Last week, Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) submitted comments regarding the National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development’s (NITRD) Request for Comment on the Draft Smart Cities and Communities Federal Strategic Plan, published in the Federal Register on January 9, 2017.
FPF has officially relaunched the Privacy Calendar. The Privacy Calendar can be accessed at www.privacycalendar.org and is a global calendar of privacy-related events. With its interactive design, users have the ability to search for an event by name, organizer, or city and use the online submission form to add an event. Events may also be submitted by emailing [email protected]
Yesterday, FPF joined a broad coalition in a joint statement to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) opposing password demands of travelers. Secretary John Kelly suggested DHS could require non-citizens to provide the passwords to their social media accounts as a condition of entering the country. As articulated in the letter, the practice of demanding social media passwords would not increase the security of U.S. citizens and would jeopardize the fundamental rights of people in the U.S. and abroad.