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FamilyTreeDNA Agreement with FBI Creates Privacy Risks

February 6, 2019 | FPF Staff

FamilyTreeDNA Agreement with FBI Creates Privacy Risks

Company’s Deal with Law Enforcement Surprises Consumers and Is Out-of-Step with Industry Norms and Best Practices  By John Verdi and Carson Martinez Last week, FamilyTreeDNA announced an agreement with the FBI to allow agents to test DNA samples from crime scenes, develop genetic profiles, and identify familial matches. This agreement marks the first time a […]

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AI and Machine Learning: Perspectives with FPF’s Brenda Leong

February 6, 2019 | editor

AI and Machine Learning: Perspectives with FPF’s Brenda Leong

As we prepare to toast our 10th anniversary, we’re hearing from FPF policy experts about important privacy issues. Today, Brenda Leong, FPF Senior Counsel and Director of Strategy, is sharing her perspective on AI and machine learning. Brenda also manages the FPF portfolio on biometrics, particularly facial recognition, and oversees strategic planning for the organization. […]

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FPF Report: IoT Devices Should Deal with Privacy Impacts for People with Disabilities

January 31, 2019 | Carson Martinez

FPF Report: IoT Devices Should Deal with Privacy Impacts for People with Disabilities

FPF has released The Internet of Things (IoT) and People with Disabilities: Exploring the Benefits, Challenges, and Privacy Tensions. This paper explores the nuances of privacy considerations for people with disabilities using IoT services and provides recommendations to address privacy considerations, which can include transparency, individual control, respect for context, the need for focused collection […]

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FPF’s John Verdi on Privacy Papers for Policymakers

January 30, 2019 | editor

FPF’s John Verdi on Privacy Papers for Policymakers

In recognition of the Future of Privacy Forum’s 10th anniversary, FPF policy experts are sharing their thoughts on FPF’s work over the past decade, the current privacy landscape, and their vision of the future of privacy. This week, FPF Vice President for Policy John Verdi discusses the Privacy Papers for Policymakers project, which began in […]

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FPF’s Amelia Vance on the Future of Student Privacy

January 23, 2019 | editor

FPF’s Amelia Vance on the Future of Student Privacy

Amelia Vance, Policy Counsel and Director of the FPF Education Privacy Project, is one of the foremost experts in the nation on education privacy. She has a knack for making complex regulations and technical trends accessible to individuals who are not lawyers or computer scientists, but who care deeply about student privacy – school administrators, […]

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January 15, 2019 | Jeremy Greenberg

Advisory Board Reviewers: PPPM 2018

Each year, FPF awards the Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award to the authors of leading privacy research and analytical work that is relevant to policymakers in the United States Congress, at U.S. federal agencies, and for data protection authorities abroad. The Award showcases work that analyzes current and emerging privacy issues and proposes achievable  solutions or […]

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Spotlight on PPPM Finalist Judges (2018)

January 14, 2019 | Jeremy Greenberg

Spotlight on PPPM Finalist Judges (2018)

On December 17th, the Future of Privacy Forum announced the winners of the 2018 Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award. Each year, FPF awards the Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award to the authors of leading privacy research and analytical work that is relevant to policymakers in the United States Congress, at U.S. federal agencies, and for data […]

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GDPR: A Year On – IEEE calls for articles

January 11, 2019 | editor

GDPR: A Year On – IEEE calls for articles

Do you have an interesting perspective on Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation or insightful information about GDPR to share? IEEE Security and Privacy seeks articles from scholars and practitioners from various disciplines and countries to examine GDPR: A Year On. Successful submissions will address (among other topics) the GDPR’s: • position at the intersection of […]

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FPF at 10: Envisioning the Future of Privacy

January 10, 2019 | editor

FPF at 10: Envisioning the Future of Privacy

This year, Future of Privacy Forum is celebrating our tenth anniversary as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship. In recognition of this milestone, we will host an anniversary celebration on April 30 and release a report on rising privacy issues. We also are publishing a series of blog posts over the next several weeks […]

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