Join the Future of Privacy Forum for a roundtable: “Data and The Future of Mobility.” Technology is transforming the safety and convenience of the vehicles in which we ride and drive. Along the way, Silicon Valley has become a major hub for auto manufacturers, technology companies, and other entities looking to innovate in the transportation space. Join us in San Jose for a roundtable discussion on data and the future of mobility.
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) filed its report, Always On: Privacy Implications of Microphone-Enabled Devices, with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in response to the Commission’s request for public comments regarding the privacy implications of Smart TVs. On December 7, 2016, the FTC will be holding a Smart TV Workshop to explore the intricacies of tracking technologies and best practices for addressing consumer privacy on entertainment systems.
The release of iOS 10, the newest version of Apple’s mobile operating system (coming this Fall), will bring an array of new features and upgrades, and a change to the functionality of the “Limit Ad Tracking” privacy setting.
As of today, companies have the ability to self-certify as members of the EU-US Privacy Shield. It may also be a good day to review the Safe Harbor language many companies have retained in their privacy policies.
At FPF, we recognize the benefits that connected home technologies can provide to individuals, families, and kids. We also know that privacy issues can make or break adoption of connected home tech – particularly questions about whether kids’ privacy and security are sufficiently safeguarded. Families are using voice controlled devices to search the web, play games, and order products.
Today, EU member states strongly supported finalization of the EU-US Privacy Shield, a renewed framework for transatlantic data flows that replaces the EU-US Safe Harbor arrangement. The Privacy Shield agreement enables member companies to transfer data between the EU and US, subject to privacy safeguards and commitments.
The debate over the relationship between children and technology has been heated and complex. Issues ranging from the right amount of screen time, online privacy, safety and security have occupied policymakers, parents, and advocates for quite some time.
We are pleased to share that FPF Advisory Board member William McGeveran published Privacy and Data Protection Law on June 24, 2016. The textbook covers statutory and regulatory regimes such as FTC enforcement, medical privacy, and the Patriot Act.
To technologists and innovators, the “Internet of Things” (IoT) represents a world of exciting new benefits that will solve important technical and social problems. To critics, IoT represents a world of pervasive surveillance, with toys that spy on kids and microphone-enabled devices recording and retaining our most personal data.