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PBS NewsHour: Jules Polonetsky Talks Big Data and Privacy

Last night, Jules Polonetsky was featured on a segment on PBS NewsHour discussing, “What’s the future of privacy in a big data world?” He was joined by Adam Thierer, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Transcript is here.

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Reuters Talks Tracking in Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Reuters today published an article discussing the ways in which brick-and-mortar retailers are using increasingly sophisticated technology to “catch up” to online retail. Along with the benefits — more efficient stores, targeted discounts — the article raises privacy concerns about the tracking of customer behavior in the offline world. We think, when it comes to […]

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Chris Wolf Asks Whether the LIBE Committee Torpedoed the Safe Harbor?

In a post on IAPP Privacy Perspectives blog, Christopher Wolf, FPF Founder and Co-Chair, suggests that the LIBE Committee has effectively called for the end of the US-EU Safe Harbor. “Before abandoning the Safe Harbor, we urge the European Parliament and Council to take a deep breath, and to take a dispassionate view of the […]

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Privacy a Hot Topic at Place 2013 Indoor Marketing Conference, ITworld Reports

On the heels of this week’s Place 2013 Indoor Marketing Conference in San Francisco, ITworld has published a piece called ‘How location tracking will change the way you shop.’ Location tracking has become a key issue for FPF, and we were really pleased that privacy was a big part of the conversation at the conference, […]

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Oct. 1 – Your Digital Trail: Private Company Access – NPR

Jules Polonetsky is featured in a multi-series piece about digital life on NPR’s All Tech Considered: “I think companies haven’t figured out how to talk to people about data or privacy,” says Jules Polonetsky, executive director of the Future of Privacy Forum. “And we think that’s a big part of why the industry has such a […]

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Privacy and Big Data: The Biggest Public Policy Challenge of Our Time?

On the IAPP blog, Omer Tene writes,”If privacy regulators were the sole decision-makers determining the relative importance of values that sometimes conflict with privacy they would become the de facto regulators of all things commerce, research, security and speech.” Read the post for the point-counterpoint between Professor Paul Ohm, Omer Tene and Jules Polonetsky.