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California’s AB-1395 Highlights the Challenges of Regulating Voice Recognition

July 3, 2019 | Stacey Gray

California’s AB-1395 Highlights the Challenges of Regulating Voice Recognition

Under the radar of ongoing debates over the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the California Senate Judiciary Committee will also soon be considering, at a July 9th hearing, an unusual sectoral privacy bill regulating “smart speakers.” AB-1395 would amend California’s existing laws to add new restrictions for “smart speaker devices,” defined as standalone devices “with […]

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New Privacy Tech Alliance Promotes Innovative Privacy Technologies

June 25, 2019 | editor

New Privacy Tech Alliance Promotes Innovative Privacy Technologies

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – June 25, 2019 – The Future of Privacy Forum and the Israel Tech Policy Institute are launching the Privacy Tech Alliance during CyberWeek 2019, to promote the market for privacy protective technologies internationally, facilitate the development of new technologies, and maximize value for innovators and investors. “As the data ecosystem and regulatory […]

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FPF Letter to NY State Legislature

June 17, 2019 | Amelia Vance

FPF Letter to NY State Legislature

On Friday, June 14, FPF submitted a letter to the New York State Assembly and Senate supporting a well-crafted moratorium on facial recognition systems for security uses in public schools. 

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Ethical and Privacy Protective Academic Research and Corporate Data

June 7, 2019 | FPF Staff

Ethical and Privacy Protective Academic Research and Corporate Data

Is edtech helping or hindering student education?  What effect does social media have on elections? What types of user interfaces help users manage privacy settings?  Can the data collected by wearables inform health care?  In almost every area of science, academic researchers are seeking access to personal data held by companies to advance their work. […]

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NAI’s 2020 Code of Conduct Expands Self-Regulation for Ad Tech Providers

June 6, 2019 | FPF Staff

NAI’s 2020 Code of Conduct Expands Self-Regulation for Ad Tech Providers

By Christy Harris, Stacey Gray, and Meredith Richards As debates over the shape of federal privacy legislation in the United States continue, online advertising remains a key focus of scrutiny in the US Congress, with its recent hearing on digital advertising and data privacy. Amidst these debates, the Networking Advertising Initiative (NAI), the leading self-regulatory body […]

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May 31, 2019 | editor

FPF Welcomes the 2019 Class of Policy Fellows

FPF is pleased to announce the selection of its 2019 Policy Fellows: Katelyn Ringrose, Charlotte Kress, and Anisha Reddy. Working at FPF for one- or two-year terms, Fellows are key members of the FPF policy team. Fellows focus on consumer and commercial privacy issues, from technology-specific areas such as drones, wearables, connected cars, and student privacy, […]

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FPF and IAF Release “A Taxonomy of Definitions for the Health Data Ecosystem”

May 29, 2019 | Carson Martinez

FPF and IAF Release “A Taxonomy of Definitions for the Health Data Ecosystem”

Healthcare technologies are rapidly evolving, producing new data sources, data types, and data uses, which precipitate more rapid and complex data sharing. Novel technologies—such as artificial intelligence tools and new internet of things (IOT) devices and services—are providing benefits to patients, doctors, and researchers. Data-driven products and services are deepening patients’ and consumers’ engagement, and […]

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As Legislators Debate Ad Tech, Browsers and Operating Systems Announce New Technical Controls

May 22, 2019 | FPF Staff

As Legislators Debate Ad Tech, Browsers and Operating Systems Announce New Technical Controls

Congress continues to hold data privacy hearings, including yesterday’s Understanding the Digital Advertising Ecosystem and the Impact of Data Privacy and Competition Policy. The continued debate over adtech practices is reaching a crescendo, making the case for quick action on a comprehensive federal privacy law that can set parameters for how personal data is collected, […]

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Understanding Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

May 20, 2019 | Brenda Leong

Understanding Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

The opening session of FPF’s Digital Data Flows Masterclass provided an educational overview of  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – featuring Dr. Swati Gupta, Assistant Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech; and Dr. Oliver Grau, Chair of ACM’s Europe Technology Policy Committee, Intel Automated Driving Group, […]

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