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EPIC Honors Wall Street Journal for “What They Know” Series

Earlier this week, FPF’s Co-Chair Christopher Wolf, had the pleasure of honoring The Wall Street Journal for its  “What They Know” series, on behalf of EPIC at a special event in Washington, D.C.   His remarks from that celebration are featured below: I am pleased to serve on EPIC’s Advisory Board and pleased to have been […]

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Statement from CDT and FPF on the Development of App Privacy Guidelines

Statement from the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and Future of Privacy Forum (FPF)on the Development of App Privacy Guidelines WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released the following statement in response to this morning’s Senate hearing on “Consumer Privacy and Protection […]

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Future of Privacy Summary of California Public Utilities Commission Proposed Decision on Smart Grid Privacy and Security

Future of Privacy Summary of California Public Utilities Commission Proposed Decision on Smart Grid Privacy and Security May 9, 2011   On May 6th, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a proposed decision  by CPUC President Peevey addressing smart grid privacy and security.   The CPUC proposed decision presents the most significant step yet in […]

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FPF Response to New York Times Editorial on Privacy Legislation

Letter to the Editor The New York Times 620 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10018 We agree with your editorial “A New Internet Privacy Law?” (3/19/11) that minimum standards of privacy are needed. But your reflexive call for a “Do Not Track” provision in whatever law emerges ignores important facts.  A technology solution already has […]

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FPF submits comments to the FTC

FPF filed comments on the Preliminary FTC Staff Report, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers.” To view FPF’s comments, click here.

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Jan. 27, 2011 – Trade Groups Announce the Selection of the Working and Link/Icon that will be used to Indicate Adherence to Industry Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising, DMA

The icon is the result of a collaborative effort between WPP and the Future of Privacy Forum (“FPF”) based on consumer research and testing.  FPF, a think tank focused on advancing responsible data practices, worked with leading academics and coalition member companies to conduct consumer research to ensure the creative symbol and language successfully delivered on the […]