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EU-US Privacy Shield Gets Nuanced Review by EU Privacy Regulators

On April 13, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party (Working Party) released its review of the EU-US Privacy Shield (Privacy Shield), the proposed new framework for US companies to transfer data from the EU to the US. The review of the Working Party was nuanced, giving strong credit for improvements by the Privacy Shield over […]

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The National Network to End Domestic Violence Discusses Protecting Victim Privacy While Holding Offenders Accountable

Future of Privacy Forum Advisory Board member Cindy Southworth, Executive Vice President and Founder of the Safety Net Technology Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), shared a post we thought was important. In its article, “Smartphone Encryption: Protecting Victim Privacy While Holding Offenders Accountable,” NNEDV recognizes the significance of smartphone encryption […]

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De-Identification: Practice and Policy, April 13 in San Francisco

The Future of Privacy Forum, EY, and Privacy Analytics are hosting an event to share and advance practices and policies around de-identification. This all day forum will include panel discussions on topics such as emerging policy questions, de-identification case studies, implementation and best practices, and the role of controls. We encourage audience participation and knowledge sharing. Wednesday, April 13, […]

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Student Privacy Pledge – Hits 250 with Launch of New Site!

The Student Privacy Pledge, a public commitment by education technology companies for the responsible handling of student data, has reached the milestone of 250 signatories. We are also pleased to announce the launch of the newly re-designed Student Privacy Pledge website. The site, studentprivacypledge.org, now provides more information, including a Frequently Asked Questions section, and is easier for visitors to […]

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Broadband Privacy and the FCC: Protect Consumers from Being Deceived and from Unfair Practices

Left to right: Jon Leibowitz, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Former Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, Professor Peter Swire, Huang Professor of Law and Ethics, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, Katharina Kopp, Ph.D., Director of Privacy and Data Project, Center for Democracy & Technology, Debra Berlyn, President, Consumer Policy Solutions, and […]

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Privacy and the Connected Vehicle: A Global Event, March 9 in Detroit

The Future of Privacy Forum and EY are hosting an event to advance the conversations around the management and use of personal information in the vehicle ecosystem. We will have a half day of panel discussions led by our team of privacy professionals and colleagues from the privacy and automotive space in the US and EU. If you work in […]

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The FBI and the iPhone in Your Pocket

Consider the data on your iPhone for a moment. Emails, pictures, passwords, credit cards, location history, contacts and more. Imagine your phone unlocked in the hands of a criminal who snatched it, or someone who wanted to embarrass you who peeked at it, or a hacker who remotely accessed it. Today, if you have a […]

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FPF Supports Connect Safely for Safer Internet Day

Our friends at Connect Safely have put together an amazing program to support student awareness and education as part of Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.  Below is their writeup – we invite you all to participate and spread the word – particularly to the students in your life and their educational institutions […]

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SXSW Edu – FPF and Colleagues Take on “Trust” Question

I am heading to SxSW Edu to join the US Department of Education Chief Privacy Officer Kathleen Styles, Common Sense Media’s Bill Fitzgerald, Data Quality Campaign’s Aimee Guidera, and several other distinguished education and privacy speakers for this session on student data privacy.  Sponsored by CoSN, this is not just a panel but a full […]

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Algorithmic transparency: Examining from within and without

As the volume of consumer data grows, an increasing number of decisions previously made by humans are now made by algorithms. Many thought leaders have called for algorithmic transparency to ensure that these decisions aren’t leading to unfair or discriminatory outcomes, but algorithmic transparency is tricky to implement. Last December, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill acknowledged […]