Posts by Marianne Varkiani

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FPF Submits Comments to NIH on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025

Earlier this month, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan covering fiscal years 2021-2025. In the letter, Health Policy Counsel Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup and Artificial Intelligence Policy Counsel Sara Jordan propose the addition of a cross-cutting theme to NIH’s strategic plan as well […]

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Navigating Privacy in a Data-Driven World

“What does it mean for people actually working with data, people monitoring data, people analyzing data, people selling data? What does it mean to actually be thinking about privacy as a human right?” Future of Privacy Forum CEO Jules Polonetsky posed these questions at the beginning of his keynote, Navigating Privacy in a Data-Driven World: […]

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The Future of Privacy Technology

Today, FPF is making available a report co-authored by CEO Jules Polonetsky and Policy Fellow Jeremy Greenberg that identifies future directions and requirements of privacy technology from the industry perspective. With support by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1939288, a survey was designed and administered to industry privacy leaders to provide input on […]

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Call for Public Comments: Resources for Companies Sharing Personal Data with Academic Researchers

In June 2019, FPF launched the Corporate-Academic Data Stewardship Research Alliance, a peer-to-peer network of private companies that share the goal of facilitating privacy-protective data sharing between businesses and academic researchers. The Alliance has worked to support data sharing efforts, help address and mitigate challenges that create barriers to sharing, and promote responsible and privacy-protective […]

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FPF Submits Written Statement to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services Task Force on AI

This week, Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) Senior Counsel and Director of AI & Ethics Brenda Leong submitted a written statement on the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning-based applications in financial products and services. Addressed to the House Committee on Financial Services Task Force on Artificial Intelligence, the statement explores how to protect […]

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Privacy Papers 2019: Spotlight on the Winning Authors

FPF recently announced the winners of the 10th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers (PPPM) Award. This Award recognizes leading privacy scholarship that is relevant to policymakers in the United States Congress, at U.S. federal agencies, and for data protection authorities abroad. From many nominated privacy-related papers published in the last year, five were selected by Finalist […]

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Privacy 2020: 10 Privacy Risks and 10 Privacy Enhancing Technologies to Watch in the Next Decade

Today, FPF is publishing a white paper co-authored by CEO Jules Polonetsky and hackylawyER Founder Elizabeth Renieris to help corporate officers, nonprofit leaders, and policymakers better understand privacy risks that will grow in prominence during the 2020s, as well as rising technologies that will be used to help manage privacy through the decade. Leaders must understand […]

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The Future Is Now: FPF at CPDP2020

Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference 2020 commences next week in Brussels, bringing together academics, data protection authorities, policymakers, data scientists, and civil society to network, exchange ideas, and talk over the latest trends. Check out the panels and events FPF will be participating in below.  Algorithmic Regulation of Transportation Wednesday, January 22 at […]

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FPF Welcomes New Staff to Focus on Artificial Intelligence and Mobility

FPF is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its team, Dr. Sara Jordan and Chelsey Colbert.  As individuals’ personal data is increasingly used by algorithmic systems that employ machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies, the benefits to consumers, businesses and society are evident, but so are the privacy risks. In her […]