The Student Privacy Pledge is a public and legally enforceable statement by ed tech companies to safeguard student privacy, built around a dozen commitments regarding the collection, maintenance, and use of student personal information. Since it was introduced in 2014 by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software and Information Industry Association, more than 300 ed tech companies have become signatories, and it was endorsed by the White House in 2015.
FPF is pleased to welcome Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna and Leslie Harris!
Yesterday, Congress introduced the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387), which would update protections in the Electronic Communications Act (ECPA) to take account of citizens’ evolving use of technology and better align the law with consumers’ reasonable expectations of privacy in the contents of their email communications.
Yesterday, Lauren Smith, FPF Policy Counsel testified at the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission’s (TLC) hearing about its proposed rules that add new trip reporting requirements for for-hire vehicle (FHV) bases.
Today, FPF is pleased to make available the Conference Proceedings from our Beyond IRBs: Designing Ethical Review Processes for Big Data Research workshop. The workshop, co-hosted by the Washington & Lee School of Law and supported by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, aimed to identify processes and commonly accepted ethical principles for data research in academia, government and industry.
On Monday, the Future of Privacy Forum joined with the Center for Democracy & Technology, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, The Constitution Project, and Tech Freedom to write the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) about its proposed rules that add new trip reporting requirements for for-hire vehicle (FHV) bases.
In 2015, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) set out to gain a better understanding of what public school parents actually know and want concerning the use of technology and collection of data in their children’s schools, as well as their perspectives on the benefits and risks of student data use within the educational system.
Uber recently announced that its iOS app will require access to location data either “Always” or “Never.” Given some of the confusion about the change, we are writing to help consumers better understand what Uber modified and why.
Today, the Future of Privacy Forum submitted comments regarding the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Request for Comment on the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy guidance published in the Federal Register on September 23, 2016.