FPF at 10: Envisioning the future of privacy

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A Conversation with Christopher Wolf, Founder of FPF

Christopher Wolf is the founder and Board President of the Future of Privacy Forum and a leading attorney in privacy and data protection. Chris helped break the path for privacy law and the modern Internet. He has had a hand in advising and shaping thinking on many leading-edge tech issues including Internet free speech, Internet […]

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FPF at 10: A Conversation with FPF Fellows

Fellows are a crucial part of the Future of Privacy Forum’s work; they conduct research, organize events, give presentations, and write reports and best practices. As the inaugural Elise Berkower Memorial Fellow, Michelle Bae has focused on publishing the comprehensive guide on GDPR and CCPA, analyzing federal and state privacy bills and their impact, and […]

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A Conversation with FPF’s Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

In Europe, FPF helps regulators, policymakers, and staff at data protection authorities better understand the technologies at the forefront of data protection law. FPF works with the Brussels Privacy Hub of Vrije Universiteit Brussel to provide an annual program to support practical data protection scholarship. FPF also offers the Digital Data Flows Masterclass, a year-long educational […]

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The Israel Tech Policy Institute: A Discussion with Limor Shmerling Magazanik

  While Israel’s image as the “Start-up Nation” is well known in tech circles, the country has lacked a central organization capable of promoting the same level of thought leadership on tech policy and privacy issues. The launch of the Israel Tech Policy Institute (ITPI) in June 2018 ensured that this is no longer the […]

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Fairness, Ethics, & Privacy in Tech: A Discussion with Chanda Marlowe

After beginning her career as a high school English teacher, Chanda Marlowe’s career change led her to become FPF’s inaugural Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellow. She’s an expert on location and advertising technology, algorithmic fairness, and how vulnerable populations can be uniquely affected by privacy issues. What led you to the Future of Privacy Forum? I […]

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Future of Privacy Forum is Turning 10!

  On April 30, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, we will host a 10th Anniversary Celebration in Washington D.C. — and you’re invited! We are delighted to announce that at the 10th Anniversary Celebration we will present the following awards: Helen Dixon Data Protection Commissioner, Ireland Distinguished Public Service     J. Trevor […]

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The Future of Ad Tech: A Discussion with FPF’s Stacey Gray

Almost everyone has had a similar experience: visiting a website to shop for a product and then having an advertisement for that product “follow” them around the internet. Most free content today, from social media to news, is funded by ads. In order to deliver those ads and measure their effectiveness, companies today rely heavily […]

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Privacy in Higher Education: A Conversation with Sara Collins

Innovation in higher education is increasingly fueled by data. From financial aid applications, to online classes, to student success initiatives, college students provide an extraordinary amount of data to schools, companies, and the government. This data provides unprecedented insights into student behavior, and colleges are using it to shape curricula, processes, and services to meet […]

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Consumer Genetic Testing: A Q&A with Carson Martinez

Carson Martinez is FPF’s Health Policy Fellow. She works on privacy challenges surrounding health data, particularly where it is not covered by HIPAA, as is the case with consumer-facing genetics companies, wearables, mobile health and wellness applications, and connected medical devices. Carson also leads the FPF Genetics Working Group and Health Working Group. How did […]

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Smart Communities: A Conversation with Kelsey Finch

One of FPF Policy Counsel Kelsey Finch’s areas of focus is Smart Communities, a field which draws from many of FPF’s issue areas. From her Seattle office, she has the opportunity to do hands-on work with cities in the Pacific Northwest. Last year, she worked with city officials on Seattle’s first Open Data Risk Assessment, […]