NHTSA has wisely recognized that privacy will play a key role in promoting trust in connected vehicles. Today’s guidance is an important first step in building that trust. A future in which new kinds of mobility will expand transportation opportunities for all segments of society will depend on broad collection and use of data to ensure maximum safety and convenience for consumers.
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The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) are pleased to announce that the Student Privacy Pledge has passed a new milestone – over 300 ed tech company signatories. The Pledge is a list of commitments that school service providers can make to affirm that K-12 student information is kept private and secure.
Washington, DC – Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released Best Practices for Consumer Wearables and Wellness Apps and Devices, a detailed set of guidelines that responsible companies can follow to ensure they provide practical privacy protections for consumer-generated health and wellness data. The document was produced with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and incorporates input from a wide range of stakeholders including companies, advocates, and regulators.
On August 3, 2016, FPF’s CEO, Jules Polonetsky, was featured on WFTV to discuss kids and the connected home. The discussion focused on COPPA and other privacy protections.
Washington, DC – Today, in response to the Administration’s call-to-action on privacy protections related to drone operations, Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), Intel, and PrecisionHawk released Drones and Privacy by Design: Embedding Privacy Enhancing Technology in Unmanned Aircraft. The report highlights examples of privacy enhancing technologies and “Privacy-by-Design” applied to drones.
“Some of the information may be going to the manufacturer, some may be staying locally on the car, some may be going to your insurance company if you’ve selected that, some may be going to some technology you’ve opted into. So we’re trying to clarify for consumers what kind of information your car may collect and where the information is being sent.”
Lauren Smith, Policy Counsel, spoke with Bloomberg Law today about connected cars and the legal implications of data collection. Lauren discussed the importance of privacy and highlighted many principles that are covered in the our report, “The Connected Car and Privacy: Navigating New Data Issues.”
Big data analytics offers, “great new ways to engage with voters on the things that really matter to them, which results in more motivated, and hopefully better informed, participants in the electoral process, and likely higher turnouts on election day.”
John Verdi, our Vice President of Policy, speaks with Angelique Carson of the International Association of Privacy Professionals about his previous work with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and his new role with the Future of Privacy Forum.
To technologists and innovators, the “Internet of Things” (IoT) represents a world of exciting new benefits that will solve important technical and social problems. To critics, IoT represents a world of pervasive surveillance, with toys that spy on kids and microphone-enabled devices recording and retaining our most personal data.