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Examining the Privacy Implications of Smart TVs

August 9, 2016 | Melanie Bates

Examining the Privacy Implications of Smart TVs

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) filed its report, Always On: Privacy Implications of Microphone-Enabled Devices, with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in response to the Commission’s request for public comments regarding the privacy implications of Smart TVs. On December 7, 2016, the FTC will be holding a Smart TV Workshop to explore the intricacies of tracking technologies and best practices for addressing consumer privacy on entertainment systems.

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Privacy to Enable “Drones for Good”

July 21, 2016 | Melanie Bates

Privacy to Enable “Drones for Good”

In her recent blog, Paula J. Bruening, Senior Counsel for Global Privacy Policy, Intel, highlights the work of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration multi-stakeholder working group and the best practices it released on drone privacy, transparency, and accountability, especially as it enables the deployment of drones for purposes that will benefit society.

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Kids, Connected Toys and Devices, and Privacy

July 20, 2016 | Jules Polonetsky

Kids, Connected Toys and Devices, and Privacy

At FPF, we recognize the benefits that connected home technologies can provide to individuals, families, and kids. We also know that privacy issues can make or break adoption of connected home tech – particularly questions about whether kids’ privacy and security are sufficiently safeguarded. Families are using voice controlled devices to search the web, play games, and order products.

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July 20th Event: Kids & The Connected Home

July 6, 2016 | Melanie Bates

July 20th Event: Kids & The Connected Home

The debate over the relationship between children and technology has been heated and complex. Issues ranging from the right amount of screen time, online privacy, safety and security have occupied policymakers, parents, and advocates for quite some time.

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