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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

By Tyler Park 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 […]

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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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Five Top of Mind Data Protection Recommendations for Brain-Computer Interfaces

September 15, 2020 | Katelyn Ringrose

Five Top of Mind Data Protection Recommendations for Brain-Computer Interfaces

By Jeremy Greenberg, [email protected] and Katelyn Ringrose [email protected]    Key FPF-curated background resources – policy & regulatory documents, academic papers, and technical analyses regarding brain-computer interfaces are available here.  Recently, Elon Musk livestreamed an update for Neuralink—his startup centered around creating brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). BCIs are an umbrella term for devices that detect, amplify, and […]

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FPF Submits Comments Regarding Data Protection & COVID-19 Ahead of National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Hearing

September 10, 2020 | Pollyanna Sanderson

FPF Submits Comments Regarding Data Protection & COVID-19 Ahead of National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Hearing

Yesterday, FPF submitted comments to the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) ahead of a Virtual Hearing of the Subcommittee on Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security on September 14, 2020.  The hearing will explore considerations for data collection and use during a public health emergency, in light of the deployment of new technologies for […]

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FPF Presents @ RightsCon 2020:  “Frontiers in health data privacy: navigating blurred expectations across the patient-consumer spectrum”

September 9, 2020 | FPF Staff

FPF Presents @ RightsCon 2020: “Frontiers in health data privacy: navigating blurred expectations across the patient-consumer spectrum”

The patient-consumer spectrum is a growing concept in which healthcare is rapidly transitioning from a periodic activity in fixed, traditional health care settings to an around-the-clock activity that involves the generation, use, and integration of data reflecting many aspects of individuals’ lives and behaviors. Accompanying this spectrum are blurred distinctions between traditional versus consumer-generated health […]

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Call for Position Statements on Responsible Uses of Technology and Health Data During Times of Crisis

September 3, 2020 | Christy Harris

Call for Position Statements on Responsible Uses of Technology and Health Data During Times of Crisis

Event Overview The Future of Privacy Forum, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy, SFI ADAPT Research Centre, Dublin City University, and Intel Corporation presents Privacy & Pandemics: Responsible Uses of Technology and Health Data During Times of Crisis — An International Tech and Data Conference, including a two day […]

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California’s SB 980 Would Codify Strong Protections for Genetic Data

September 3, 2020 | John Verdi

California’s SB 980 Would Codify Strong Protections for Genetic Data

Author: John Verdi (Vice President of Policy) This week, SB 980 (the “Genetic Information Privacy Act”) passed the California State Assembly and State Senate, with near unanimous support (54-10 and 39-0). If signed by the Governor before the Sept. 30 deadline, the law would become the first comprehensive genetic privacy law in the United States, […]

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How the Student Privacy Pledge Bolsters Legal Requirements and Supports Better Privacy in Education

September 2, 2020 | FPF Staff

How the Student Privacy Pledge Bolsters Legal Requirements and Supports Better Privacy in Education

The Student Privacy Pledge is a public and legally enforceable statement by edtech companies to safeguard student privacy, built around a dozen privacy commitments regarding the collection, maintenance, use, and sharing of student personal information. Since it was introduced in 2014 by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Software and Information Industry Association, […]

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FPF Presents Expert Analysis to Washington State Lawmakers as Multiple States Weigh COVID-19 Privacy and Contact Tracing Legislation

August 26, 2020 | Pollyanna Sanderson

FPF Presents Expert Analysis to Washington State Lawmakers as Multiple States Weigh COVID-19 Privacy and Contact Tracing Legislation

  In response to the ongoing public health emergency, over the past few months state legislatures in the United States have diverted their resources towards establishing state and local reopening plans, allocating federal aid, and promoting public trust and public participation by addressing concerns over privacy and civil liberties.  Many states have introduced bills which […]

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