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August 11, 2020 | FPF Staff

Christy Harris Discusses Trends in Ad Tech

We’re talking to FPF senior policy experts about their work on important privacy issues. Today, Christy Harris, CIPP/US, Director of Technology and Privacy Research, is sharing her perspective on ad tech and privacy. Prior to joining the FPF team, Christy spent almost 20 years at AOL, where she helped navigate novel consumer privacy issues in […]

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FPF Releases Follow-Up Report on Consumer Genetics Companies and Practice of Transparency Reporting

July 30, 2020 | Katelyn Ringrose

FPF Releases Follow-Up Report on Consumer Genetics Companies and Practice of Transparency Reporting

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) published “Consumer Genetic Testing Companies & The Role of Transparency Reports in Revealing Government Requests for User Data,” examining how leading consumer genetic testing companies require valid legal processes before disclosing consumer genetic information to the government, as well as how companies publish transparency reports around such disclosures. […]

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FPF & VUB Roundtable – Banking on Personal Data

July 29, 2020 | Rob van Eijk

FPF & VUB Roundtable – Banking on Personal Data

Authors: Caroline Hopland, Ine van Zeeland, and Rob van Eijk FPF & Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Banking on Personal Data Last week, Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) hosted a roundtable on open banking. Twenty subject-matter experts discussed some of the main challenges in banking and data protection law: consent and its […]

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11th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers — Call for Nominations

July 28, 2020 | FPF Staff

11th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers — Call for Nominations

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) invites privacy scholars and authors with an interest in privacy issues to nominate finished papers for consideration for FPF’s annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award. PURPOSE To recognize the year’s leading privacy research and analytical work that is relevant to policymakers in the United States Congress, at U.S. federal […]

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California SB 980 Would Codify Many of FPF’s Best Practices for Consumer Genetic Testing Services, but Key Differences Remain

July 24, 2020 | Katelyn Ringrose

California SB 980 Would Codify Many of FPF’s Best Practices for Consumer Genetic Testing Services, but Key Differences Remain

Authors: John Verdi (Vice President of Policy) and Katelyn Ringrose (Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellow)  In July 2018, the Future of Privacy Forum released Privacy Best Practices for Consumer Genetic Testing Services. FPF developed the Best Practices following consultation with technical experts, regulators, leading consumer genetic and personal genomic testing companies, and civil society. The […]

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The European Commission Considers Amending the General Data Protection Regulation to Make Digital Age of Consent Consistent

July 21, 2020 | Jasmine Park

The European Commission Considers Amending the General Data Protection Regulation to Make Digital Age of Consent Consistent

The European Commission published a Communication on its mandated two-year evaluation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on June 24, 2020 in which it discusses as a future policy development “the possible harmonisation of the age of children consent in relation to information society services.” Notably, harmonizing the age of consent for children across […]

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FPF Welcomes New Members to the Youth & Education Privacy Project

July 20, 2020 | FPF Staff

FPF Welcomes New Members to the Youth & Education Privacy Project

We are thrilled to announce two new members of FPF’s Youth & Education Privacy team. The new staff –  Juliana Cotto and Dr. Carrie Klein – will help expand FPF’s technical assistance and training, resource creation and distribution, and state and federal legislative tracking. You can read more about Juliana and Carrie below. Please join […]

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