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September 20, 2019 | Brenda Leong

Warning Signs: Identifying Privacy and Security Risks to Machine Learning Systems

By Brenda Leong, FPF Senior Counsel & Director, Artificial Intelligence and Ethics Machine learning (ML) is a powerful tool, providing better health care, safer transportation, and greater efficiencies in manufacturing, retail, and online services. That’s why FPF is working with Immuta and others to explain the steps machine learning creators can take to limit the […]

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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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10th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers – Send Us Your Work!

September 12, 2019 | editor

10th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers – Send Us Your Work!

Have you conducted privacy-related research that policymakers should know about? If so, we can help you get it in front of key government officials. The Future of Privacy Forum will return to Capitol Hill early next year (date TBD) for the 10th installment of our annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers (PPPM) awards program. PPPM recognizes […]

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New FPF Study: More Than 200 European Companies are Participating in Key EU-US Data Transfer Mechanism

September 9, 2019 | Jeremy Greenberg

New FPF Study: More Than 200 European Companies are Participating in Key EU-US Data Transfer Mechanism

Co-Authored by: Daniel Neally & Jeremy Greenberg EU Companies’ Participation in Privacy Shield Grew by More than One-Third Over the Past Year  EU-US Privacy Shield Essential to Leading European Companies From Major Employers such as Aldi and Dr. Oetker to Leading Technology Firms like CRISPR Therapeutics and Workwave, European Companies Depend on the EU-US Agreement […]

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FTC Reaches Landmark Settlement Regarding Kids’ Privacy,  Clarifies Platforms’ and Video Creators’ COPPA Obligations for Child-Directed Content

September 9, 2019 | Sara Collins

FTC Reaches Landmark Settlement Regarding Kids’ Privacy, Clarifies Platforms’ and Video Creators’ COPPA Obligations for Child-Directed Content

By Sara Collins Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released details of a settlement with YouTube under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Although notable for its landmark monetary penalty, the settlement is probably more important for the other requirements that it places on YouTube and content creators. Some of YouTube’s settlement obligations […]

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Digital Deep Fakes

August 15, 2019 | Brenda Leong

Digital Deep Fakes

The media has recently labeled manipulated videos of people “deepfakes,” a portmanteau of “deep learning” and “fake,” on the assumption that AI-based software is behind them all. But the technology behind video manipulation is not all based on deep learning (or any form of AI), and what are lumped together as deepfakes actually differ depending on the particular technology used. So while the example videos above were all doctored in some way, they were not all altered using the same technological tools, and the risks they pose – particularly as to being identifiable as fake – may vary. 

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August 12, 2019 | editor

Donate to Fund an FPF Fellowship Today

Despite demand for privacy experts at mid and senior levels, it continues to be difficult for young professionals to start a career in this area, and even harder for students without the resources to take low paying internships. And with bias and discrimination playing such a central role in data protection today, the privacy community […]

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