Filings

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Comments to NTIA on Big Data and Privacy

Today, FPF submitted comments to the NTIA as it begins its exploration of how big data impact the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. While the NTIA sought comment on over a dozen key questions, our filing focus largely on four issues: (1) the need for additional clarity surrounding the flexible application of the Consumer Privacy […]

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Comments to the FTC on Consumer Generated Health Data

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum submitted comments to the FTC on the privacy issues surrounding consumer generated health data. Noting that innovative products and services that allow consumers to generate and manage their own health information are increasingly becoming part of how consumers manage their broader health care, FPF discusses the need for a […]

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Comments for the White House "Big Data Review"

This afternoon, FPF submitted comments to help inform the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s “Big Data Review.” Announced in January, the White House Big Data Review has been a helpful exercise in scoping out how big data is changing our society.  Through public workshops at MIT, NYU, and Berkeley, the review has […]

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Comments to the FCC About "Anonymized" and "Deidentification"

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission posted FPF’s comments about “anonymization” and “deidentification.”  The comments come in response to a request from Public Knowledge that the FCC clarify whether “anonymized” or “deidentified” but non-aggregate call records constitute individually identifiable “customer proprietary network information” under Section 222 of the Communications Act. FPF submitted  comments to address the argument that […]

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Additional Comments to the FTC about the Internet of Things

On Friday, the Future of Privacy Forum provided an additional set of comments to the FTC in the wake of the Commission’s workshop on the Internet of Things (IoT) last November.   The comments expand on FPF’s recent white paper, An Updated Privacy Paradigm for the “Internet of Things”, and address two important themes from the […]

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Testimony on Privacy Policies before the California State Assembly

This morning, Jules Polonetsky, FPF’s Executive Director, will be speaking before the California State Assembly Joint Committee Hearing on Digital Privacy on the question of whether privacy policies adequately protect consumer privacy.  Jules’ testimony will note that “[p]rivacy policies are not useful for many consumers, but are essential accountability mechanisms. Consumers need to be able to […]

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Comments for the FTC’s Workshop on "Internet of Things"

FPF today offered comments to the FTC in advance of a public workshop on new security and privacy issues presented by growing networks of connected devices.  Commonly referred to as the “Internet of Things,” these physical devices range from appliances and vehicles to our smart phones, and present an elaborate array of objects that capture, […]

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FCC Ruling Allows “One-Time Opt-Out Confirmation Messages” to Continue

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a declaratory ruling confirming “that sending a one-time text message confirming a consumer’s request that no further messages be sent does not violate the 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) or Commission rules.” The FCC ruling comes in response to a petition filed earlier this year by SoundBite […]