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Understanding the “World of Geolocation Data”

May 22, 2020 | Stacey Gray

Understanding the “World of Geolocation Data”

How is location data generated from mobile devices, who gets access to it, and how? As debates over companies and public health authorities using device data to address the current global pandemic continue, it is more important than ever for policymakers and regulators to understand the practical basics of how mobile operating systems work, how […]

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Future of Privacy Forum Partners with Dublin City University

May 21, 2020 | Jackson Lingane

Future of Privacy Forum Partners with Dublin City University

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Dublin City University (DCU) have announced a new partnership that will see them host joint conferences and workshops, collaborate on research projects, develop resources for policymakers, and pursue applications for research opportunities together over the next three years. “Partnering with DCU will allow us to collaborate with […]

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Newly Released COVID-19 Privacy Bills Would Regulate Pandemic-Related Data

May 15, 2020 | FPF Staff

Newly Released COVID-19 Privacy Bills Would Regulate Pandemic-Related Data

By Pollyanna Sanderson (Policy Counsel), Stacey Gray (Senior Policy Counsel) & Katelyn Ringrose (Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellow) Yesterday afternoon, leading House and Senate Democrats introduced the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act. The Democratic-led bill, which was introduced by Senators Blumenthal and Warner, as well as Representatives Eshoo, Schakowsky and DelBene, follows the May 10th […]

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FPF Charts DPAs’ Priorities and Focus Areas for the Next Decade

May 12, 2020 | FPF Staff

FPF Charts DPAs’ Priorities and Focus Areas for the Next Decade

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today released a white paper, New Decade, New Priorities: A summary of twelve European Data Protection Authorities’ strategic and operational plans for 2020 and beyond, that provides guidance on the priorities and focus areas that are considered top concerns amongst European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) for the 2020s and […]

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Artificial Intelligence and the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 7, 2020 | Dr. Sara Jordan

Artificial Intelligence and the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Brenda Leong and Dr. Sara Jordan Machine learning-based technologies are playing a substantial role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts are using machine learning to study the virus, test potential treatments, diagnose individuals, analyze the public health impacts, and more. Below, we describe some of the leading efforts and identify data protection […]

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FPF Submits Comments to NIH on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025

April 28, 2020 | Marianne Varkiani

FPF Submits Comments to NIH on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025

Earlier this month, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan covering fiscal years 2021-2025. In the letter, Health Policy Counsel Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup and Artificial Intelligence Policy Counsel Sara Jordan propose the addition of a cross-cutting theme to NIH’s strategic plan as well […]

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FPF and Privacy Analytics Identify “A Practical Path Toward Genetic Privacy”

April 23, 2020 | Katelyn Ringrose

FPF and Privacy Analytics Identify “A Practical Path Toward Genetic Privacy”

Paper highlights de-identification standards, re-identification research, and emerging technical, contractual, and policy protections that can safeguard genetic data while supporting research. Genomic data is arguably the most personal of all personally identifiable information (“PII”). Techniques to de-identify genomic data to limit privacy and security risks to individuals–while that data is used for research and statistical […]

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Privacy & Pandemics Virtual Workshop: The Role of Mobile Apps

April 14, 2020 | Christy Harris

Privacy & Pandemics Virtual Workshop: The Role of Mobile Apps

The Future of Privacy Forum and the Israel Tech Policy Institute recently convened a briefing with experts from government, academia, and leading companies about the use of mobile apps related to the COVID-19 public health crisis, and how data protection and ethics can be managed when sensitive health and location data are collected. The briefing […]

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