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Oct. 01, 2012 – Data: Tool for Efficiency? Privacy Issue? , DESSC

A large task in industry is to address possible privacy concerns at the start of new product development, while also enabling data to be used in innovative ways. Few people were concerned with the location information of their home WiFi routers until street map data began to be compiled. FPF and TRUSTe announced its privacy seal program with the intent to address such customer concerns:

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FPF Mentioned in The Energy Datapalooza Fact Sheet, The White House

As part of the Energy Data Initiative, the Obama Administration hosted the Energy Datapalooza, highlighting entrepreneurs and innovators that are using freely available data from the government to build products, services, and apps that advance the future of clean energy in their Energy Datapalooza Fact Sheet. FPF was mentioned for its seal program, the first […]

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Oct. 1, 2012 – Smart Grid Privacy Seal Program, Intel Blog

The development of the Smart Grid Seal Program is a visible demonstration of what can be achieved when stakeholders work in concert to develop privacy best practices. Intel’s support of the Smart Grid Seal Program is yet another demonstration of our commitment to creating an environment where consumers can trust their use of technology.

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Aug. 28, 2012 – Google To Beef Up Privacy Team – MediaPost

Google places job announcement seeking data privacy engineers. Privacy expert Jules Polonetsky, director and co-chair of the think tank Future of Privacy Forum, says he expects that other companies will follow Google’s lead and hire their own “white-hat” privacy hackers in order to discover problems before independent experts like Mayer. “It’s in line with the trend in a number of areas to find problems before your critics do, and try to fix them before someone turns them into a story,” he says.