Today, Senator Nelson’s office released a report outlining several privacy and security implications of “connected toys” that the office identified based on conversations with six major toy manufacturers. The report emphasizes the unique sensitivity of children’s personal information; urges toymakers to build privacy and security into their toys from the inception; and suggests that the FTC has authority to monitor and bring enforcement actions under Section 5 and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
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Each year, FPF awards the Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award to the authors of leading privacy research and analytical work that is relevant to policymakers in the United States Congress, at U.S. federal agencies, and for data protection authorities abroad.
This week, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) will announce the winners of the 2016-17 Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award. Each year, FPF awards the Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award to the authors of leading privacy research and analytical work that is relevant to policymakers in the United States Congress, at U.S. federal agencies, and for data protection authorities abroad.
We look forward to an exciting program of thought leadership, including academic guest speakers and the authors of this year’s PPPM scholarship (announced & awarded in November), who will engage with policymakers in a discussion of academic ideas with practical real-world impact.
The release of iOS 10, the newest version of Apple’s mobile operating system (coming this Fall), will bring an array of new features and upgrades, and a change to the functionality of the “Limit Ad Tracking” privacy setting.
The FTC announced a settlement today with InMobi, a major advertising platform provider, for engaging in deceptive location tracking practices. As explained below, InMobi used alternative methods to collect location data from users, even after the users had chosen not to share their location in apps via Location Services.
Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee (Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law) held a hearing to explore the FCC’s proposed privacy rules regulating Broadband Internet Access Service providers (a subset of Internet Service Providers, or ISPs).
The Student Privacy Pledge, a public commitment by education technology companies for the responsible handling of student data, has reached the milestone of 250 signatories. We are also pleased to announce the launch of the newly re-designed Student Privacy Pledge website. The site, studentprivacypledge.org, now provides more information, including a Frequently Asked Questions section, and is easier for visitors to […]
On Wednesday evening, the Future of Privacy Forum hosted the Sixth Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers, an annual presentation and discussion of leading privacy research. The top papers, all published in 2015, were selected by a subcommittee from the FPF Advisory Board as the best papers to inform any conversation about regulatory privacy initiatives in Congress, as […]
The Future of Privacy Forum is pleased to publish our annual compilation of winning privacy papers, Privacy Papers for Policymakers. These five top papers along with two honorable mentions, all published in 2015, were selected by a subcommittee from the FPF Advisory Board as the best papers to inform any conversation about regulatory privacy initiatives […]