Last week, the New York Times hosted a Room for Debate on Protecting Student Privacy in On-Line Learning. The question: “Is the collection of data from schools an invasion of students’ privacy?” Jules’ weighed in, making the key point that schools must continuously and effectively communicate with parents on what technology is being used, what […]
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Today, Re/code ran an essay by Jules Polonetsky and Omer Tene, offering their take on the Facebook’s now-infamous experiment looking at the effects of tweaking the amount of positive or negative comments on a user’s News Feed: As the companies that serve us play an increasingly intimate role in our lives, understanding how they shape […]
“Mall operators and retailers can ensure that they use consumer data in a trustworthy manner by making sure they do business with companies who have committed to baseline rules for responsible data use.” [via RetailingToday]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Top innovators in hyperlocal business are confirmed to speak at Street Fight Summit 2013, with more industry-leading speakers joining the lineup weekly. Some of the headliners already confirmed to speak at Street Fight Summit include Jules Polonetsky, Director, Future of Privacy Forum.
Christopher Wolf is a U.S. expert on data privacy issues and has practiced law for 33 years.