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FPF, Highmark Health, and CMU Host Wired for Health: 2020 — Examining Biometric Technologies in the Age of COVID-19

October 13, 2020 | Katelyn Ringrose

FPF, Highmark Health, and CMU Host Wired for Health: 2020 — Examining Biometric Technologies in the Age of COVID-19

On Thursday, October 8th, Highmark Health, Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab Security and Privacy Institute, and Future of Privacy Forum hosted a virtual symposium—taking an in-depth look at the role of biometrics and privacy in the COVID-19 era.  During this virtual symposium, expert discussants and presenters examined the impact of biometrics and privacy in the ongoing […]

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October 6, 2020 | FPF Staff

Chelsey Colbert Discusses Trends in Mobility & Location Data

Chelsey Colbert, Policy Counsel, leads FPF’s mobility and location data portfolio. Prior to joining FPF, Chelsey was a lawyer at an international business law firm in Canada and was seconded as in-house privacy and data governance counsel to Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company that designs and builds urban innovations. Chelsey holds a J.D. with a […]

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FPF & Dataskydd.net Webinar – Privacy in High Density Crowd Contexts

October 5, 2020 | Rob van Eijk

FPF & Dataskydd.net Webinar – Privacy in High Density Crowd Contexts

Authors: Hunter Dorwart and Rob van Eijk On 30 September 2020, Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Dataskydd.net jointly organized the webinar ‘Privacy in High Density Crowd Contexts’. A key aspect of the webinar was the role of industry-driven privacy standards in the development and deployment of privacy-friendly technologies for crowd management, mobile connectivity, and […]

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FPF Comments on Draft Washington Privacy Act of 2021

October 1, 2020 | Pollyanna Sanderson

FPF Comments on Draft Washington Privacy Act of 2021

Yesterday, on September 30, 2020, FPF submitted comments regarding the draft Washington Privacy Act of 2021. The draft was released by Senator Carlyle, the Chair of the Washington State Senate Committee on Environment, Energy, and Technology (EET) on September 9, 2020. The new version closely resembles last year’s Second Substitute version of the Washington Privacy […]

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October 1, 2020 | Rob van Eijk

Rob van Eijk Discusses Trends in European Privacy Discussions

We’re talking to FPF senior policy experts about their work on important privacy issues. Today, Rob van Eijk, FPF’s Managing Director for Europe, is sharing his perspective on FPF’s EU work, differences between U.S. and EU privacy frameworks, and more. Prior to serving in his position as Managing Director for Europe at FPF, Rob worked at […]

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FPF Testifies at FTC Data Portability Workshop

September 23, 2020 | Pollyanna Sanderson

FPF Testifies at FTC Data Portability Workshop

Yesterday, on September 22, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop, “Data To Go,” examining the benefits and challenges of data portability frameworks for consumers and competition. As a panelist during the first discussion, FPF’s Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna discussed: how data portability operates in different commercial sectors; lessons learned from the GDPR and other […]

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The First National Model Student Data Privacy Agreement Launches

September 18, 2020 | Tyler Park

The First National Model Student Data Privacy Agreement Launches

Protections for student data privacy took an important step forward this summer when the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) released the first model National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA) for school districts to use with their technology service providers. Ever since education technology (edtech) emerged as a key tool in classrooms, both schools and edtech companies […]

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September 16, 2020 | FPF Staff

Data Protection Expert Agnes Bundy Scanlan and Fundraising and Philanthropy Leader Elaine Laughlin Join Board of Directors

FPF is pleased to announce two new Directors, Agnes Bundy Scanlan and Elaine Laughlin. Agnes Bundy Scanlan is a global leader in the governance, law, regulatory and compliance risk, and data information security fields. Agnes is also an experienced legal counsel and advisor to industry and government. She has built a sterling reputation as being proactive, […]

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