Press Releases and Statements

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Future of Privacy Forum Releases New Survey on Privacy and Trust Issues in the "Sharing Economy"

FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM RELEASES NEW SURVEY ON PRIVACY AND TRUST ISSUES IN THE “SHARING ECONOMY” Whitepaper Examines Benefits and Challenges of Reputation Management in Peer-to-Peer Services and Provides an Overview of Market Leaders in Key Sharing Economy Sectors WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday, June 8, 2015 – As peer-to-peer services comprising the “Sharing Economy” continue […]

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Parents Rights To Student Data Privacy

FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM INTRODUCES DIGITAL GUIDE TO EQUIP PARENTS WITH KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING OF LAWS GOVERNING STUDENT DATA USE AND PRIVACY New Website Developed in Partnership with National PTA, ConnectSafely.org   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday, April 27, 2015 – As the digital revolution continues to transform students’ learning, how teachers instruct in classrooms, and the […]

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White House Consumer Privacy Bill Starts an Important Conversation

This afternoon the White House released a discussion draft of its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act. Jules Polonetsky and Chris Wolf issued the following response: Today’s release of the text of Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights demonstrates the U.S.’s continuing commitment to advance privacy protection for consumers. Although the current system of FTC enforcement actions […]

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Student Privacy Pledge Crosses Milestone with 100 Signatories

Media Contacts: FPF: Nicholas Graham, (571) 291-2967, [email protected] SIIA: Sabrina Eyob, (202) 789-4480, [email protected] PR Agency: Farrah Kim, (202) 568-8986, [email protected]   STUDENT PRIVACY PLEDGE CROSSES MILESTONE WITH 100 SIGNATORIES Responsible Privacy Practices Affirmed by   Growing Number of Ed-Tech Companies   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, February 4, 2015 – The Future of Privacy Forum […]

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FPF Statement on FTC Internet of Things Report

The Report, which appropriately does not call for IoT specific legislation, reflects the fact that the Internet of Things is in its infancy, and strongly supports context as a way to assess appropriate uses.  The staff recognized concerns that a notice and choice approach could restrict unexpected new uses of data with potential societal benefits.  They sensibly  incorporated […]

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Student Privacy Boot Camp for Ed Tech Companies

The Future of Privacy Forum – which recently spearheaded the White House-endorsed “Student Privacy Pledge” with SIIA – has now partnered with ReThink Education to present a new and timely “Student Privacy Boot Camp” for ed tech companies. The goal of the training program is to gather ed tech companies – startups, small- and medium-sized companies […]

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Student Privacy Pledge Hits 90 Signers!

We are pleased to announce that as of today, additional signatories to the FPF/SIIA Student Privacy Pledge include Aegis Identity, Agency for Student Health Research, Avepoint, besimpler, CPSI Ltd., Google, Khan Academy, Kidhoo, makkajai, MMS, National Student Clearinghouse, Navvie, Ripple Effects, Student Lap Tracker, and Tools4Ever.