Press Releases and Statements

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The Future of Privacy Forum and EY Examine Speech Recognition and Smart Devices in New Paper

Washington, DC – Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), in collaboration with Ernst & Young LLP, released Always On: Privacy Implications of Microphone-Enabled Devices, a new paper that explores how speech recognition technology fits into a broader scheme of “always listening” technologies. The paper identifies emerging practices by which manufacturers and developers can alleviate privacy concerns and build consumer trust in the ways that data is collected, stored, and analyzed.

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FPF Hires Director of Communications – Melanie Bates

We are delighted to welcome Melanie Bates to the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) as of April 11, 2016 as our new Director of Communications. In this new position, Melanie will be responsible for all FPF communications requirements including website updates, media relations, internal member communications, and social media presence. She will also assist with […]

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FPF Welcomes New Senior Fellow – Ira Rubinstein

FPF is proud to welcome its newest Senior Fellow, Ira Rubinstein. Ira will be working with FPF staff, fellows and members on a number of cross-Atlantic privacy issues and will be collaborating with EU academics and institutions on projects focused on de-identification, ethics, big data, and other issues. Ira Rubinstein is a Senior Fellow at […]

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Announcing the Launch of ResearchChoices.org

“Research Choices is an important step forward for research companies and will help consumers better understand how data is used to make decisions by a wide range of organizations.” – Jules Polonetsky From the ESOMAR Press Release Amsterdam, January 28, 2016: Top market research agencies comScore, GfK, Kantar, and Nielsen announced today the launch of […]

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Student Privacy Pledge Reaches 200 Signatories!

SCHOOL VENDORS LEGALLY COMMIT TO USE STUDENT DATA ONLY FOR APPROVED EDUCATIONAL USES   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, November 12, 2015 – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) today announced that the Student Privacy Pledge, endorsed by President Obama, the National PTA and the National School Boards Association, […]

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FPF and Washington & Lee University Law School Announce Partnership

DC-BASED PRIVACY THINK TANK FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM PARTNERS WITH WASHINGTON and LEE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW TO CREATE UNIQUE ACADEMIC-PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIP Affiliation to Advance Privacy Scholarship, Create Business/Academic Ties, and Incubate Tomorrow’s Privacy Lawyers WASHINGTON, D.C. & LEXINGTON, Va. – Thursday, October 29, 2015 – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Washington and […]

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FPF Panel will Shine Light on FTC’s Authority

Data privacy and security regulators don’t always agree. That’s no surprise to those observing the discussions that have followed the European Court of Justice’s decision to invalidate the adequacy of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor framework.  But the disputes aren’t always global.  Sometimes regulators from the same country, working in the same agency, disagree about how to […]

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Cross-Device: Understanding the State of State Management

On Friday, October 16, the Future of Privacy Forum filed comments with the FTC in advance of the FTC’s Cross Device Workshop on Nov. 16, 2015. Jules Polonetsky and Stacey Gray have prepared a report, Cross-Device: Understanding the State of State Management, based on revisions to FPF’s comments filed with the FTC on October 16th, that aims to describe […]