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Future of Privacy Forum Releases Statement on Federal Trade Commission’s Privacy Report

WASHINGTON – The Federal Trade Commission released their preliminary staff report on “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers” on December 1. The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released the following statement in response to the report. This statement should be attributed to Jules Polonetsky and/or Christopher Wolf, co-chairs of the Future of Privacy Forum:

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Hiding Online Footprints

FPF was featured in The Wall Street Journal article, “Hiding Online Footprints.” Read the full story here.

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We Need an Official To Guard Our Privacy

Gordon Crovitz is wrong to equate the idea of a senior U.S. privacy official (as he provocatively put it, a “privacy czar to regulate the Internet”) with the proposal in the European Union of a “right to be forgotten.” (“Forget Any ‘Right to Be Forgotten,‘” Information Age, Nov. 15). It is precisely because of international […]

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Jules' TAP Twitterview – Nov. 10

Tune in to Twitter on Wednesday, November 10 at 2 p.m. Eastern, as Jules shares the latest and greatest on privacy during his TAP: Technology-Academics-Policy Twitterview. Look for #TAPtalk and #privacy.

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Chris Wolf presents to World Privacy Authorities in Jerusalem

Chris Wolf presents paper, “Targeted Enforcement and Shared Lawmaking Authority as Catalysts for Data Protection in the United States,” at the 32nd Annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners  in Jerusalem.  An article adapted from that presentation appears in the BNA Privacy and Security Law Report and can be found here.

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Privacy Papers for Policy Makers 2010

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released a journal of Privacy Papers for Policy Makers, which highlights six leading privacy writings that were voted by the FPF Advisory Board to be most useful for policy makers on Capitol Hill and within federal agencies who are focusing on how to improve the protection of personal privacy.  […]

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Sept. 27, 2010 – Facebook ‘Places’ app now in Canada, Fort Frances Times

TORONTO—A new Facebook application for smartphone users has made it easier for Canadians to co-ordinate coffee breaks at their local Tim Hortons and broadcast their most recent visits to their favourite local haunts. As of Friday, Canadians can take advantage of Places, an application the social networking site released in the United States last month.