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Closer than Apart: Comparing Senate Commerce Committee Bills

December 2, 2019 | FPF Staff

Closer than Apart: Comparing Senate Commerce Committee Bills

Together with Senator Cantwell (D-WA)’s bill, the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act, Senator Wicker’s Discussion Draft represents a significant movement toward bipartisan negotiations in the Senate. But how do the two bills, one from leading Democrats, and one from the Republican Chairman, compare to each other? We find them to be closer together on most issues than they are apart: a promising sign for bipartisan negotiation.

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Starting Point for Negotiation: An Analysis of Senate Democratic Leadership’s Landmark Comprehensive Privacy Bill

November 26, 2019 | FPF Staff

Starting Point for Negotiation: An Analysis of Senate Democratic Leadership’s Landmark Comprehensive Privacy Bill

Today, Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA), joined by top Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee – Senators Markey, Schatz and Klobuchar – introduced a new comprehensive federal privacy bill, the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA). The bill is consistent with the Senate Democratic leadership positions announced last week and comes in advance of a December 4th Senate Commerce Committee hearing convened by Senator Wicker (R-Miss), Examining Legislative Proposals to Protect Consumer Data Privacy.

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November 26, 2019 | editor

Statement by Future of Privacy Forum CEO Jules Polonetsky on the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act

WASHINGTON, DC – November 26, 2019 – Statement by Future of Privacy Forum CEO Jules Polonetsky regarding the introduction of a new comprehensive federal privacy bill, the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA), proposed today by Senators Maria Cantwell, Amy Klobuchar, Brian Schatz, and Ed Markey: “This is the most sophisticated federal proposal to emerge […]

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Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Genetic Testing Kit on Black Friday

November 26, 2019 | Katelyn Ringrose

Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Genetic Testing Kit on Black Friday

By Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup and Katelyn Ringrose On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, millions of consumers will hurry to their nearest doorbuster sale or boot up their favorite sales portal to buy a price-slashed consumer genetic testing kit. Some genetic testing kits will be up to half off this year, and the market as a whole […]

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FPF Welcomes New Members to the Youth & Education Privacy Project

November 25, 2019 | FPF Staff

FPF Welcomes New Members to the Youth & Education Privacy Project

We are thrilled to announce three new members of FPF’s Youth & Education Privacy team. The new staff – Jasmine Park, Anisha Reddy, and Katherine Sledge – will help expand FPF’s technical assistance and training, resource creation and distribution, and state and federal legislative tracking. You can read more about Katherine, Anisha, and Jasmine below. Please […]

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Increased Surveillance is Not an Effective Response to Mass Violence

October 24, 2019 | Sara Collins

Increased Surveillance is Not an Effective Response to Mass Violence

By Sara Collins and Anisha Reddy This week, Senator Cornyn introduced the RESPONSE Act, an omnibus bill meant to reduce violent crimes, with a particular focus on mass shootings. The bill has several components, including provisions that would have significant implications for how sensitive student data is collected, used, and shared. The most troubling part […]

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FPF Receives Grant To Design Ethical Review Process for Research Access to Corporate Data

October 15, 2019 | Brenda Leong

FPF Receives Grant To Design Ethical Review Process for Research Access to Corporate Data

Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) has received a grant to create an independent party of experts for an ethical review process that can provide trusted vetting of corporate-academic research projects. FPF will establish a pool of respected reviewers to operate as a standalone, on-demand review board to evaluate research uses of personal data and create a set of transparent policies and processes to be applied to such reviews.

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COPPA Workshop Takeaways

October 11, 2019 | Anisha Reddy

COPPA Workshop Takeaways

On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a public workshop focused on potential updates to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rule. The workshop follows a July 25, 2019 notice of rule review and call for public comments regarding COPPA rule reform. The comment period remains open until December 9th. Senior FTC officials […]

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October 3, 2019 | Jules Polonetsky

FPF Expands Health Privacy Initiative

FPF is delighted to announce that Dr. Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup has joined the staff as health policy counsel, strengthening FPF’s commitment to supporting the data protection and ethics guidelines needed for health data. In this role, Rachele will work with stakeholders to advance opportunities for data to be used for research and real world evidence, improve patient […]

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September 27, 2019 | Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Key Findings From the Latest ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Cases

Case C-136/17 GC et al v CNIL – right to be forgotten; lawful grounds for processing of sensitive data Link to judgment: http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf?text=&docid=218106&pageInd ex=0&doclang=EN&mode=req&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=335023  Main issue:  Four erasure requests not linked to each other and all having to do with de-linking news articles from Google search results pages, some of which contained sensitive data, were […]

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