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A Conversation with Christopher Wolf, Founder of FPF

April 25, 2019 | editor

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

April 23, 2019 | editor

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

April 17, 2019 | editor

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

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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