Press Releases and Statements

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Future of Privacy Forum, National Center on Learning Disabilities Release New Student Privacy and Virtual Learning Guide

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) today released a new resource designed to help educators navigate the unique student privacy challenges raised by COVID-19 and the shift to virtual learning, particularly for students with disabilities. Student Privacy and Special Education: An Educator’s Guide During and After COVID-19 […]

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FPF Releases Follow-Up Report on Consumer Genetics Companies and Practice of Transparency Reporting

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) published “Consumer Genetic Testing Companies & The Role of Transparency Reports in Revealing Government Requests for User Data,” examining how leading consumer genetic testing companies require valid legal processes before disclosing consumer genetic information to the government, as well as how companies publish transparency reports around such disclosures. […]

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FPF & BrightHive Release Playbook to Create Responsible Contact Tracing Initiatives, Address Privacy & Ethics Concerns

A new playbook from the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and BrightHive, Responsible Data Use Playbook for Digital Contact Tracing, provides a series of considerations to assist stakeholders in setting up a digital contact tracing initiative to track and manage the spread of COVID-19, while addressing privacy concerns raised by these technologies in an ethical, […]

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FPF Releases New Report on GDPR Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions

Today, FPF released The General Data Protection Regulation: Analysis and Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions by Senior Counsel Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna. The new report contains analysis and guidance to assist United States-based higher education institutions and their edtech service providers in assessing their compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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New Infographic Illustrates Key Aspects of Location Data

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) published an infographic, “The World of Geolocation Data” that outlines how location data is generated from mobile devices, who has access to it, and factors to consider in evaluating privacy risks. Data from our mobile devices, including smartphones and fitness trackers, can serve as a proxy for where […]

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Future of Privacy Forum Partners with Dublin City University

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Dublin City University (DCU) have announced a new partnership that will see them host joint conferences and workshops, collaborate on research projects, develop resources for policymakers, and pursue applications for research opportunities together over the next three years. “Partnering with DCU will allow us to collaborate with […]

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FPF Honors UC-Irvine/Lumos Labs Partnership with First-Ever Award for Research Data Stewardship

University of California Irvine (UCI) Professor of Cognitive Science Mark Steyvers and Lumos Labs – the parent company behind Lumosity, a popular online brain-training game website – are the winners of the first-ever Award for Research Data Stewardship from the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF). The award-winning collaboration between Professor Steyvers and Lumos Labs employed […]

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FPF Provides Senate Testimony on Strategies to Mitigate Privacy Risks of Using Data to Combat COVID-19

Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) Senior Counsel Stacey Gray today provided the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation with written testimony, including recommendations based on how experts in the U.S. and around the world are currently mitigating the risks of using data to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “The collection and use of data, including personal […]

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FPF Offers New Resources on Privacy and Pandemics

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released a collection of  new publications and resources  to help governments, educators, researchers, companies, and other organizations navigate essential privacy questions regarding the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Global leaders responding to the coronavirus pandemic are increasingly relying on data from individuals and communities to analyze the virus’ […]