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FPF Relaunches Global Calendar of Privacy Events

February 23, 2017 | Melanie Bates

FPF Relaunches Global Calendar of Privacy Events

FPF has officially relaunched the Privacy Calendar. The Privacy Calendar can be accessed at www.privacycalendar.org and is a global calendar of privacy-related events. With its interactive design, users have the ability to search for an event by name, organizer, or city and use the online submission form to add an event. Events may also be submitted by emailing [email protected]

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FPF Joins Coalition to Reject DHS Proposal to Demand Passwords to Enter the U.S.

February 22, 2017 | Melanie Bates

FPF Joins Coalition to Reject DHS Proposal to Demand Passwords to Enter the U.S.

Yesterday, FPF joined a broad coalition in a joint statement to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) opposing password demands of travelers. Secretary John Kelly suggested DHS could require non-citizens to provide the passwords to their social media accounts as a condition of entering the country. As articulated in the letter, the practice of demanding social media passwords would not increase the security of U.S. citizens and would jeopardize the fundamental rights of people in the U.S. and abroad.

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FPF Welcomes New Senior Fellow

February 10, 2017 | Melanie Bates

FPF Welcomes New Senior Fellow

FPF is pleased to welcome Henry Claypool as a senior fellow. Henry is currently Policy Director at the Community Living Policy Center at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the former Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Disability and a founding Principal Deputy Administrator of the Administration for Community Living.

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House Passes Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387)

February 7, 2017 | Melanie Bates

House Passes Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387)

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387). The bill updates the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the law that sets standards for government access to private internet communications. Although ECPA was forward-thinking for its time, the developments of technology and communications in the 30 years since its passage have greatly surpassed its scope and the effectiveness of its policy direction.

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The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Dec 2016-Jan 2017)

February 2, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Dec 2016-Jan 2017)

The Future of Privacy Forum tracks student privacy news very closely, and shares relevant news stories with our newsletter subscribers.* Today, we are launching “The Top 10,” a monthly blog with our top student privacy stories from the past month (or month-and-a-half, in today’s case).

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Good Data Collaborative to Advance Responsible Data Use

January 31, 2017 | Melanie Bates

Good Data Collaborative to Advance Responsible Data Use

The Good Data Collaborative seeks to identify gaps in resources to assist civil society in using data responsibly through distinct activities: a landscape assessment of existing tools and resources, as well as academic literature; a consultation with key stakeholders and current and potential users of the resources; and a redesigned, central repository of resources to help them address responsible data challenges in their work.

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The 2nd Annual FPF Tech Lab Open House | April 18, 2017 in Washington, DC

January 27, 2017 | Melanie Bates

The 2nd Annual FPF Tech Lab Open House | April 18, 2017 in Washington, DC

The 2nd Annual FPF Tech Lab Open House is an opportunity for us to welcome our members, friends, and colleagues in town for the IAPP Global Privacy Summit. Hosted at our home office in Washington, DC, this event provides a rare occasion for policymakers, regulators, and thought leaders to interact with the latest in privacy-impacting gadgets and new technologies.

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FPF and NADA Launch Guide to Consumer Privacy in the Connected Car

January 25, 2017 | Melanie Bates

FPF and NADA Launch Guide to Consumer Privacy in the Connected Car

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) released a first-of-its kind consumer guide, Personal Data In Your Car. The Guide will help consumers understand the kind of personal information collected by the latest generation of vehicles, which use data to further safety, infotainment and customer experience.

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