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

April 4, 2019 | editor

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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April 3, 2019 | Mark MacCarthy

A Thoughtful Discussion of Privacy Issues Raised by AI and Machine Learning

Recently, the Future of Privacy Forum and the Brookings Institution held a discussion session bringing together Hill staff, industry representatives and civil society groups. The conversation was guided by Cam Kerry of Brookings and Brenda Leong and John Verdi from FPF. Topics included whether AI and machine learning issues should be covered in a comprehensive […]

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Municipal Leaders Joining Network to Advance Civic Data Privacy

March 28, 2019 | editor

Municipal Leaders Joining Network to Advance Civic Data Privacy

Connected technologies and always-on data flows are helping make today’s cities and communities more livable, productive, and equitable. At the same time, these technologies raise concerns about individual privacy, autonomy, freedom of choice, and institutional discrimination. How do we leverage the benefits of a data-rich society while giving members of our community the confidence of […]

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

March 27, 2019 | editor

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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March 26, 2019 | editor

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

March 19, 2019 | editor

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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FPF Welcomes Mark MacCarthy as Senior Fellow

March 13, 2019 | FPF Staff

FPF Welcomes Mark MacCarthy as Senior Fellow

The Future of Privacy Forum is pleased to announce the addition of Mark MacCarthy as a Senior Fellow. MacCarthy will work with FPF staff and members on data ethics, artificial intelligence and other issues. “Mark has been a leading champion for responsible data practices and has worked to incorporate thinking from academia and civil society […]

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FPF Comments on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

March 11, 2019 | Stacey Gray

FPF Comments on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

On Friday, the Future of Privacy Forum submitted comments to the Office of the California Attorney General (AG), Xavier Becerra. Read FPF’s Full Comments (11-page letter) See Attachment 1: Comparing Privacy Laws: GDPR vs. CCPA See Attachment 2: A Visual Guide to Practical De-identification In FPF’s outreach to the AG, we commended the office for its […]

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Privacy in Higher Education: A Conversation with Sara Collins

March 6, 2019 | editor

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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February 27, 2019 | FPF Staff

FPF Comments on the Washington Privacy Act, SB 5376

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum submitted comments to the Washington State Senate Ways & Means Committee on the proposed Washington Privacy Act, Senate Bill 5376. FPF takes a “neutral” position regarding the Bill, and makes a few important points. FPF commends the Bill’s sponsors for addressing a broad set of individual data protection rights. […]

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