Press Releases and Statements

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New Guide Compares Privacy Laws in EU and California

Washington, DC – The Future of Privacy Forum and DataGuidance have released a new report, Comparing privacy laws: GDPR v. CCPA, which analyzes and contrasts the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). GDPR, which became effective in the EU on May 25, 2018, and the CCPA, scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2020, both aim to protect individuals’ personal data and apply to businesses that collect, use or share that data, online or off.

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Limor Shmerling Magazanik Joins Israel Tech Policy Institute as Managing Director and Future of Privacy Forum as Senior Fellow

Washington, DC – November 20, 2018 – The Israel Tech Policy Institute and Future of Privacy Forum today announced Limor Shmerling Magazanik as ITPI Managing Director and FPF Senior Fellow. In this role, Magazanik will provide leadership on day-to-day operational matters of ITPI, including directing ITPI’s policy agenda; engaging policymakers, regulators, academics, and business leaders; convening multi stakeholder groups for discussion; and overseeing communications with the public and the advisory board.

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Future of Privacy Forum and Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy Release ‘Nothing to Hide: Tools for Talking (and Listening) About Data Privacy for Integrated Data Systems’

Washington, DC – Today, Future of Privacy Forum and Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy released Nothing to Hide: Tools for Talking (and Listening) About Data Privacy for Integrated Data Systems. Nothing to Hide provides governments and their partners working to integrate data for policy and program improvement with the necessary tools to lead privacy-sensitive, inclusive engagement efforts. In addition to a narrative step-by-step guide to communication and engagement on data privacy, the toolkit is supplemented with action-oriented appendices, including worksheets, checklists, exercises, and additional resources.

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FPF Releases Understanding Facial Detection, Characterization, and Recognition Technologies and Privacy Principles for Facial Recognition Technology in Commercial Applications

These resources will help businesses and policymakers better understand and evaluate the growing use of face-based biometric technology systems when used for consumer applications. Facial recognition technology can help users organize and label photos, improve online services for visually impaired users, and help stores and stadiums better serve customers. At the same time, the technology often involves the collection and use of sensitive biometric data, requiring careful assessment of the data protection issues raised. Understanding the technology and building trust are necessary to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks.

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Future of Privacy Forum and Leading Genetic Testing Companies Announce Best Practices to Protect Privacy of Consumer Genetic Data

Washington, DC – Today, Future of Privacy Forum, along with leading consumer genetic and personal genomic testing companies 23andMe, Ancestry, Helix, MyHeritage, and Habit, released Privacy Best Practices for Consumer Genetic Testing Services. The Best Practices provide a policy framework for the collection, protection, sharing, and use of Genetic Data generated by consumer genetic testing services. These services are commonly offered to consumers for testing and interpretation related to ancestry, health, nutrition, wellness, genetic relatedness, lifestyle, and other purposes.

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Immuta and the Future of Privacy Forum Release First-Ever Risk Management Framework for AI and Machine Learning  

College Park, MD – June 26, 2018 – Immuta and the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today announced the first-ever framework for practitioners to manage risk in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) models. Their joint whitepaper, Beyond Explainability: A Practical Guide to Managing Risk in Machine Learning Models, provides business executives, data scientists, and compliance professionals with a strategic guide for governing the legal, privacy, and ethical risks associated with this technology.

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FPF Testifies Before Congress on Promoting and Protecting Student Privacy

Washington, D.C– Today, Future of Privacy Forum’s (FPF) Amelia Vance, Director of the Education Privacy Project, will deliver testimony in a hearing before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, “Protecting Privacy, Promoting Data Security: Exploring How Schools and States Keep Data Safe.” In her prepared testimony, Vance will comment on how states, districts and ed tech companies can work together in ensuring student privacy.