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September 26, 2019 | Jeremy Greenberg

CCPA 2.0? A New California Ballot Initiative is Introduced

Introduction On September 13, 2019, the California State Legislature passed the final CCPA amendments of 2019. Governor Newsom is expected to sign the recently passed CCPA amendments into law in advance of his October 13, 2019 deadline. Yesterday, proponents of the original CCPA ballot initiative released the text of a new initiative (The California Privacy […]

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Civic Data Privacy Leaders Convene at MetroLab Annual Summit

September 25, 2019 | Kelsey Finch

Civic Data Privacy Leaders Convene at MetroLab Annual Summit

By Kelsey Finch, FPF Senior Counsel The MetroLab Network’s Annual Summit brought together an inspired group of civic, academic, industry, and nonprofit leaders to discuss the most important issues in smart cities and civic innovation. For the third year in a row, FPF partnered with MetroLab Network to promote data privacy perspectives and to advance responsible […]

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What is 5G Cell Technology?   How Will It Affect Me?

September 17, 2019 | Brenda Leong

What is 5G Cell Technology?  How Will It Affect Me?

The leap from 3G to 4G technology brought with it faster data transfer speeds, which supported widespread adoption of data cloud and streaming services, video conferencing, and Internet of Things devices such as digital home assistants and smartwatches. 5G technology has the potential to enable another wave of smart devices: always connected and always communicating to provide faster, more personalized services.

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10th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers – Send Us Your Work!

September 12, 2019 | editor

10th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers – Send Us Your Work!

The 10th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers awards have been announced. Register here to attend the event on February 6, 2020. We will open the submissions process for next year’s awards in fall 2020. Have you conducted privacy-related research that policymakers should know about? If so, we can help you get it in front of […]

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New FPF Study: More Than 200 European Companies are Participating in Key EU-US Data Transfer Mechanism

September 9, 2019 | Jeremy Greenberg

New FPF Study: More Than 200 European Companies are Participating in Key EU-US Data Transfer Mechanism

Co-Authored by: Daniel Neally & Jeremy Greenberg EU Companies’ Participation in Privacy Shield Grew by More than One-Third Over the Past Year  EU-US Privacy Shield Essential to Leading European Companies From Major Employers such as Aldi and Dr. Oetker to Leading Technology Firms like CRISPR Therapeutics and Workwave, European Companies Depend on the EU-US Agreement […]

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FTC Reaches Landmark Settlement Regarding Kids’ Privacy,  Clarifies Platforms’ and Video Creators’ COPPA Obligations for Child-Directed Content

September 9, 2019 | Sara Collins

FTC Reaches Landmark Settlement Regarding Kids’ Privacy, Clarifies Platforms’ and Video Creators’ COPPA Obligations for Child-Directed Content

By Sara Collins Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released details of a settlement with YouTube under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Although notable for its landmark monetary penalty, the settlement is probably more important for the other requirements that it places on YouTube and content creators. Some of YouTube’s settlement obligations […]

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Digital Deep Fakes

August 15, 2019 | Brenda Leong

Digital Deep Fakes

The media has recently labeled manipulated videos of people “deepfakes,” a portmanteau of “deep learning” and “fake,” on the assumption that AI-based software is behind them all. But the technology behind video manipulation is not all based on deep learning (or any form of AI), and what are lumped together as deepfakes actually differ depending on the particular technology used. So while the example videos above were all doctored in some way, they were not all altered using the same technological tools, and the risks they pose – particularly as to being identifiable as fake – may vary. 

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August 12, 2019 | editor

Donate to Fund an FPF Fellowship Today

Despite demand for privacy experts at mid and senior levels, it continues to be difficult for young professionals to start a career in this area, and even harder for students without the resources to take low paying internships. And with bias and discrimination playing such a central role in data protection today, the privacy community […]

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