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Policy Brief: European Commission’s Strategy for AI, explained

July 19, 2018 | Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Policy Brief: European Commission’s Strategy for AI, explained

The European Commission published a Communication on “Artificial Intelligence for Europe” on April 24th 2018. It highlights the transformative nature of AI technology for the world and it calls for the EU to lead the way in the approach of developing AI on a fundamental rights framework. AI for good and for all is the motto the Commission proposes. The Communication could be summed up as announcing concrete funding for research projects, clear social goals and more thinking about everything else.

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FPF Publishes Report Supporting Stakeholder Engagement and Communications for Researchers and Practitioners Working to Advance Administrative Data Research

July 16, 2018 | Kelsey Finch

FPF Publishes Report Supporting Stakeholder Engagement and Communications for Researchers and Practitioners Working to Advance Administrative Data Research

The ADRF Network is an evolving grassroots effort among researchers and organizations who are seeking to collaborate around improving access to and promoting the ethical use of administrative data in social science research. As supporters of evidence-based policymaking and research, FPF has been an integral part of the Network since its launch and has chaired the network’s Data Privacy and Security Working Group since November 2017.

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Privacy War Games | November 12 in San Jose

June 26, 2018 | Chanda Marlowe

Privacy War Games | November 12 in San Jose

The Future of Privacy Forum & The Providence Group invite you to participate in the inaugural Privacy War Games event on November 12th, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, in San Jose, California. The event will take place at Cisco’s Headquarters, located at 255 West Tasman Drive, Building J, San Jose, CA 95134.

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Mobile Platforms Address Data Privacy with 2018 Updates (iOS 12, Mojave, & Android P)

June 26, 2018 | FPF Staff

Mobile Platforms Address Data Privacy with 2018 Updates (iOS 12, Mojave, & Android P)

In light of recent debates over Facebook’s role in protecting users’ privacy against third-party app developers, many are recognizing the importance of mobile platforms in safeguarding user data. Apple emphasized privacy in its Worldwide Developers Conference (June 4-8, 2018), highlighting several privacy-related updates to the upcoming macOS and iOS 12. Google also made privacy a focus of their newest mobile operating system, Android P, with several key software updates that will restrict app developers’ access to data.

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FPF Launches Israel Tech Policy Institute

June 18, 2018 | Melanie E. Bates

FPF Launches Israel Tech Policy Institute

Last week, we launched The Israel Tech Policy Institute, an incubator for tech policy leadership and scholarship, advancing ethical practices in support of emerging technologies. Co-founded by Jules Polonetsky, CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum, and Omer Tene, an Israeli law professor and VP and Chief Knowledge Office at the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Israel Technology Policy Institute is a new think tank established to provoke, convene and lead policy discussions and support research on privacy, cybersecurity and ethical use of technologies.

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Custom Audiences and Transparency in Online Advertising

June 13, 2018 | Stacey Gray

Custom Audiences and Transparency in Online Advertising

This morning, Facebook announced that they will begin rolling out new requirements for its “Custom Audiences” targeting tool for advertisers. These updates are a useful step towards creating better user understanding of data flows both on Facebook and in the broader web, and enhancing the accountability of advertisers who use custom marketing lists.

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