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October 3, 2019 | Jules Polonetsky

FPF Expands Health Privacy Initiative

FPF is delighted to announce that Dr. Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup has joined the staff as health policy counsel, strengthening FPF’s commitment to supporting the data protection and ethics guidelines needed for health data. In this role, Rachele will work with stakeholders to advance opportunities for data to be used for research and real world evidence, improve patient […]

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September 27, 2019 | Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Key Findings From the Latest ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Cases

Case C-136/17 GC et al v CNIL – right to be forgotten; lawful grounds for processing of sensitive data Link to judgment: http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf?text=&docid=218106&pageInd ex=0&doclang=EN&mode=req&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=335023  Main issue:  Four erasure requests not linked to each other and all having to do with de-linking news articles from Google search results pages, some of which contained sensitive data, were […]

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September 26, 2019 | Jeremy Greenberg

CCPA 2.0? A New California Ballot Initiative is Introduced

Introduction On September 13, 2019, the California State Legislature passed the final CCPA amendments of 2019. Governor Newsom is expected to sign the recently passed CCPA amendments into law in advance of his October 13, 2019 deadline. Yesterday, proponents of the original CCPA ballot initiative released the text of a new initiative (The California Privacy […]

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Civic Data Privacy Leaders Convene at MetroLab Annual Summit

September 25, 2019 | Kelsey Finch

Civic Data Privacy Leaders Convene at MetroLab Annual Summit

By Kelsey Finch, FPF Senior Counsel The MetroLab Network’s Annual Summit brought together an inspired group of civic, academic, industry, and nonprofit leaders to discuss the most important issues in smart cities and civic innovation. For the third year in a row, FPF partnered with MetroLab Network to promote data privacy perspectives and to advance responsible […]

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What is 5G Cell Technology?   How Will It Affect Me?

September 17, 2019 | Brenda Leong

What is 5G Cell Technology?  How Will It Affect Me?

The leap from 3G to 4G technology brought with it faster data transfer speeds, which supported widespread adoption of data cloud and streaming services, video conferencing, and Internet of Things devices such as digital home assistants and smartwatches. 5G technology has the potential to enable another wave of smart devices: always connected and always communicating to provide faster, more personalized services.

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10th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers – Send Us Your Work!

September 12, 2019 | editor

10th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers – Send Us Your Work!

Have you conducted privacy-related research that policymakers should know about? If so, we can help you get it in front of key government officials. The Future of Privacy Forum will return to Capitol Hill early next year (date TBD) for the 10th installment of our annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers (PPPM) awards program. PPPM recognizes […]

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New FPF Study: More Than 200 European Companies are Participating in Key EU-US Data Transfer Mechanism

September 9, 2019 | Jeremy Greenberg

New FPF Study: More Than 200 European Companies are Participating in Key EU-US Data Transfer Mechanism

Co-Authored by: Daniel Neally & Jeremy Greenberg EU Companies’ Participation in Privacy Shield Grew by More than One-Third Over the Past Year  EU-US Privacy Shield Essential to Leading European Companies From Major Employers such as Aldi and Dr. Oetker to Leading Technology Firms like CRISPR Therapeutics and Workwave, European Companies Depend on the EU-US Agreement […]

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FTC Reaches Landmark Settlement Regarding Kids’ Privacy,  Clarifies Platforms’ and Video Creators’ COPPA Obligations for Child-Directed Content

September 9, 2019 | Sara Collins

FTC Reaches Landmark Settlement Regarding Kids’ Privacy, Clarifies Platforms’ and Video Creators’ COPPA Obligations for Child-Directed Content

By Sara Collins Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released details of a settlement with YouTube under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Although notable for its landmark monetary penalty, the settlement is probably more important for the other requirements that it places on YouTube and content creators. Some of YouTube’s settlement obligations […]

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