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DCU & FPF Webinar – The Independent and Effective DPO: Legal and Policy Perspectives

July 14, 2020 | Rob van Eijk

DCU & FPF Webinar – The Independent and Effective DPO: Legal and Policy Perspectives

On July 8th, Dublin City University (DCU) and the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) jointly organized the webinar “The Independent and Effective DPO: Legal and Policy Perspectives.” The webinar was designed to help policymakers, regulators, and their staff better understand legal views concerning the position of the Data Protection Officer within an organization. The first […]

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New FPF Study: More Than 250 European Companies are Participating in Key EU-US Data Transfer Mechanism

July 14, 2020 | Jeremy Greenberg

New FPF Study: More Than 250 European Companies are Participating in Key EU-US Data Transfer Mechanism

Co-Authored by: Drew Medway & Jeremy Greenberg European Companies’ Participation in Privacy Shield Up Nearly 30% from the Past Year. EU-US Privacy Shield Remains Essential to Leading European Companies. From Major Employers such as Logitech and Siemens to Leading Technology Firms like Telefónica and SAP, European Companies Depend on the EU-US Agreement. The Privacy Shield […]

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Off to the Races for Enforcement of California’s Privacy Law

July 10, 2020 | Stacey Gray

Off to the Races for Enforcement of California’s Privacy Law

Yesterday, the California Attorney General’s office confirmed that it has begun sending a “swath” of enforcement notices to companies across sectors who are allegedly violating the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), swiftly beginning enforcement right on the July 1st enforcement date. The law came into effect in January, after years of debate and amendment in […]

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Strong Data Encryption Protects Everyone: FPF Infographic Details Crypto Benefits for Individuals, Enterprises, and Government Officials

July 9, 2020 | FPF Staff

Strong Data Encryption Protects Everyone: FPF Infographic Details Crypto Benefits for Individuals, Enterprises, and Government Officials

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum released a new tool: the interactive visual guide “Strong Data Encryption Protects Everyone.” The infographic illustrates how strong encryption protects individuals,enterprises, and the government. FPF’s guide also highlights key risks that arise when crypto safeguards are undermined – risks that can expose sensitive health and financial records, undermine the security […]

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July 8, 2020 | FPF Staff

Dr. Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup Discusses Trends in Health Data

We’re talking to FPF senior policy experts about their work on important privacy issues. Today, Dr. Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup, Health Policy Counsel, is sharing her perspective on health data and privacy.   Dr. Hendricks-Sturrup has more than 12 years of experience in healthcare and biomedical research, health journalism, and engagement with digital health companies and startups. […]

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iOS Privacy Advances

July 6, 2020 | Christy Harris

iOS Privacy Advances

Law and legislation take the lead in setting standards for protecting personal data, but the policies and norms established by companies also play a central role. This has been the case particularly for global platforms providing the services used by billions in the course of daily life. Apple’s 2020 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) previewed a […]

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FPF Webinar Explores the Future of Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning

July 1, 2020 | Dr. Sara Jordan

FPF Webinar Explores the Future of Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning

On June 8, FPF hosted a webinar, Privacy Preserving Machine Learning: New Research on Data and Model Privacy. Co-hosted by the FPF Artificial Intelligence Working Group and the Applied Privacy Research Coordination Network, an NSF project run by FPF, the webinar explored how machine learning models as well as data fed into machine learning models […]

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California Privacy Legislation: A Timeline of Key Events

July 1, 2020 | Jeremy Greenberg

California Privacy Legislation: A Timeline of Key Events

Authors: Katelyn Ringrose (Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellow) and Jeremy Greenberg (Policy Counsel)  Last updated October 29, 2020.   ——- Today, the California Attorney General will begin enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The California AG’s office may bring enforcement actions and seek penalties for violations of core provisions of the CCPA. The AG’s request […]

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Commoditization of Data is the Problem, Not the Solution – Why Placing a Price Tag on Personal Information May Harm Rather Than Protect Consumer Privacy

June 24, 2020 | FPF Staff

Commoditization of Data is the Problem, Not the Solution – Why Placing a Price Tag on Personal Information May Harm Rather Than Protect Consumer Privacy

This guest post is by Lokke Moerel, a Professor of Global ICT Law at Tilburg University and Senior of Counsel at Morrison & Foerster in Berlin, and Christine Lyon, partner at Morrison & Foerster in Palo Alto, California. To learn more about FPF in Europe, please visit https://fpf.org/eu. By Lokke Moerel and Christine Lyon[1] Friend and […]

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June 23, 2020 | FPF Staff

Remarks on Diversity and Inclusion by Michael McCullough

Last Thursday, June 18, 2020, Macy’s Chief Privacy Officer and FPF Advisory Board member Michael McCullough spoke about diversity and inclusion at WireWheel’s Spokes 2020 conference.  The Question: I’ve spoken to each of you about your views on diversity and equality, and about how that’s reflected in our privacy and data protection community. This has […]

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