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Increased Surveillance is Not an Effective Response to Mass Violence

October 24, 2019 | Sara Collins

Increased Surveillance is Not an Effective Response to Mass Violence

By Sara Collins and Anisha Reddy This week, Senator Cornyn introduced the RESPONSE Act, an omnibus bill meant to reduce violent crimes, with a particular focus on mass shootings. The bill has several components, including provisions that would have significant implications for how sensitive student data is collected, used, and shared. The most troubling part […]

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FPF Receives Grant To Design Ethical Review Process for Research Access to Corporate Data

October 15, 2019 | Brenda Leong

FPF Receives Grant To Design Ethical Review Process for Research Access to Corporate Data

Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) has received a grant to create an independent party of experts for an ethical review process that can provide trusted vetting of corporate-academic research projects. FPF will establish a pool of respected reviewers to operate as a standalone, on-demand review board to evaluate research uses of personal data and create a set of transparent policies and processes to be applied to such reviews.

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COPPA Workshop Takeaways

October 11, 2019 | Anisha Reddy

COPPA Workshop Takeaways

On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a public workshop focused on potential updates to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rule. The workshop follows a July 25, 2019 notice of rule review and call for public comments regarding COPPA rule reform. The comment period remains open until December 9th. Senior FTC officials […]

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October 3, 2019 | Jules Polonetsky

FPF Expands Health Privacy Initiative

FPF is delighted to announce that Dr. Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup has joined the staff as health policy counsel, strengthening FPF’s commitment to supporting the data protection and ethics guidelines needed for health data. In this role, Rachele will work with stakeholders to advance opportunities for data to be used for research and real world evidence, improve patient […]

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September 27, 2019 | Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Key Findings From the Latest ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Cases

Case C-136/17 GC et al v CNIL – right to be forgotten; lawful grounds for processing of sensitive data Link to judgment: http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf?text=&docid=218106&pageInd ex=0&doclang=EN&mode=req&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=335023  Main issue:  Four erasure requests not linked to each other and all having to do with de-linking news articles from Google search results pages, some of which contained sensitive data, were […]

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September 26, 2019 | Jeremy Greenberg

CCPA 2.0? A New California Ballot Initiative is Introduced

Introduction On September 13, 2019, the California State Legislature passed the final CCPA amendments of 2019. Governor Newsom is expected to sign the recently passed CCPA amendments into law in advance of his October 13, 2019 deadline. Yesterday, proponents of the original CCPA ballot initiative released the text of a new initiative (The California Privacy […]

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Civic Data Privacy Leaders Convene at MetroLab Annual Summit

September 25, 2019 | Kelsey Finch

Civic Data Privacy Leaders Convene at MetroLab Annual Summit

By Kelsey Finch, FPF Senior Counsel The MetroLab Network’s Annual Summit brought together an inspired group of civic, academic, industry, and nonprofit leaders to discuss the most important issues in smart cities and civic innovation. For the third year in a row, FPF partnered with MetroLab Network to promote data privacy perspectives and to advance responsible […]

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What is 5G Cell Technology?   How Will It Affect Me?

September 17, 2019 | Brenda Leong

What is 5G Cell Technology?  How Will It Affect Me?

The leap from 3G to 4G technology brought with it faster data transfer speeds, which supported widespread adoption of data cloud and streaming services, video conferencing, and Internet of Things devices such as digital home assistants and smartwatches. 5G technology has the potential to enable another wave of smart devices: always connected and always communicating to provide faster, more personalized services.

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