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Big Presidential Campaigns Raise Big Privacy Issues

As the election season gets into full swing, campaigns are eager to collect and use information about voters everywhere. A recent study by the Online Trust Alliance found major failings’ with the campaigns’ privacy policies, and beyond the nuts and bolts of having an online privacy notice, political hunger for data presents very real challenges for voters […]

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FPF Founder Christopher Wolf wins Vanguard Award

The entire FPF team is thrilled to congratulate Chris Wolf, FPF founder and Co-chair and cherished mentor, on winning the IAPP Vanguard Award.  The following remarks were delivered today at IAPP by Brenda Leong, FPF Senior Counsel and Director of Operations.  Welcome everyone and thank you for joining us this morning. I am honored to […]

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StateScoop covers FPF’s Survey

StateScoop, a website covering the use of technology and data at the local, state, and federal levels, wrote of FPF’s survey on parents’ attitudes towards student data this past Monday. Read the full article at: http://statescoop.com/parents-data-security-concerns-challenge-school-systems/#sthash.ZrHXmXuf.dpuf

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Evan Selinger & Brenda Leong on Student Data Privacy

On September 17, Passcode published “The Case for Safeguarding Students’ Digital Privacy”, an opinion piece discussing the results of a recent FPF-sponsored survey on parents’ attitudes towards the collection and use of student data.  Coauthored by FPF’s own Evan Selinger and Brenda Leong, the piece identifies the risks to students who maintain an active online […]

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Student Privacy Symposium

The 2015 Student Data Privacy Symposium will present a thoughtful consideration by leading education and privacy experts on how student data should be collected and used. A series of panels will review the overarching value of technology and data use by educational institutions as demonstrated by current research, as well as the related concerns and risks of such use.

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When Opting Out of Student Data Collection Isn’t the Solution

Opting-out, whether for testing or other activities, is getting a lot of press in the Education world right now.  Jules and I recently wrote for EdSurge on this topic…when it is, or isn’t, the right policy decision. The bottom line? “Opt-out rights should be an opportunity for parents to decline uses of data that truly […]

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FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire Receives Privacy Leadership Award

The Future of Privacy Forum congratulates our Senior Fellow, Peter Swire, on receiving the 2015 Privacy Leadership Award from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Peter has worked with FPF since 2010 on a wide range of privacy and cyber-security issues, such as encryption, Big Data, and many more. His current work with FPF includes […]

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What consumers and companies can learn from 2014’s privacy breaches

Earlier this week, FPF’s Kelsey Finch spoke to Red Herring about 2015’s biggest challenges, and how enterprise and consumer technology can come together to combat privacy issues. Q: What have been 2014’s biggest privacy problems, in your opinion? Do you see them being fixed any time soon? A: Throughout 2014, we learned how vulnerable our personal […]

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Getting Privacy Policies Right the First Time

We have all seen too many well-meaning companies have to face up to what their privacy policy really said, rather than what they intended or even did.  Here are some tips to help prevent that, for new companies, or those in the process of updating their policies – before getting their 15 minutes of unwanted […]