Press Releases and Statements

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Press Release: EU-US Safe Harbor Essential To Leading European Companies

NEW FPF STUDY DOCUMENTS OVER 150 EUROPEAN COMPANIES PARTICIPATING IN THE US-EU SAFE HARBOR PROGRAM. FROM MAJOR EMPLOYERS SUCH AS ALCATEL LUCENT, ADIDAS, BMW, NOKIA TO FAST-GROWING START-UPS LIKE APP DEVELOPER MIND CANDY, EUROPEAN COMPANIES DEPEND ON EU-US AGREEMENT _____________________________________________________________________________________ The Future of Privacy Forum has conducted a study of the US-EU Safe Harbor program […]

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FPF Applauds Department of Commerce For Safe Harbor Website Revision

The Department of Commerce has long listed companies’ participation in the US-EU Safe Harbor program in the Safe Harbor List. Within that list, a significant number of companies are marked with the designation “not current.” As FPF wrote in its paper discussing the Safe Harbor, a company can be listed as “not current” for a […]

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Commerce Privacy Specialist Josh Harris Joins Future of Privacy Forum as Policy Director

Commerce Privacy Specialist Josh Harris Joins Future of Privacy Forum as Policy Director Washington, DC, January 14, 2014 —  The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a  Washington, DC-based think tank advancing responsible data use and consumer privacy, today announced that former Department of Commerce staffer Josh Harris has joined FPF as its Policy Director.  In this role, […]

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Future of Privacy Forum Releases Report on the Effectiveness of the US-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Framework

For immediate release, December 11, 2013 Future of Privacy Forum Releases Report on the Effectiveness of the US-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Framework Report Responds to EU Concerns, Finds the Safe Harbor Program Has Been Effective but Calls for Improvements to Strengthen Trans-Atlantic Privacy Protections Washington, D.C. December 11, 2013 – The Future of Privacy Forum […]

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FPF Responds to European Commission Report on US-EU Safe Harbor and Finds Criticisms Misplaced

 For immediate release, November 27, 2013 Future of Privacy Forum Responds to European Commission Report on US-EU Safe Harbor and Finds Criticisms Misplaced Washington, D.C. November 27, 2013 – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a think tank focused on advancing personal privacy, responded to the European Commission statements on the US-EU Safe Harbor program […]

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The Future of Privacy Forum and Sen. Schumer Announce Important Agreement to Ensure Consumers Have Opportunity to “Opt-Out” Before Stores Can Track Their Movement Via Their Mobile Devices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 22, 2013         The Future of Privacy Forum and Sen. Schumer Announce Important Agreement to Ensure Consumers Have Opportunity to “Opt-Out” Before Stores Can Track Their Movement Via Their Mobile Devices FPF and Schumer Release New Code-of-Conduct Agreed to By Location-Technology Companies Code Includes A Requirement of Clear, In-Store […]

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Future of Privacy Forum and Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society Team Up to Talk Big Data Risk and Rewards

For Immediate Release Contact: Melissa Merz, 773.505.6037 [email protected] Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Future of Privacy Forum and Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society Team Up to Talk Big Data Risk and Rewards   Washington, DC – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society (CIS) today hosted a forum addressing […]

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Stanford Law Review Online Unveils Compelling New Papers in Advance of September 10 “Big Data and Privacy: Making Ends Meet” Conference Hosted by Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society (CIS)

For Immediate Release Contact: Melissa Merz, 773.505.6037 [email protected] Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Stanford Law Review Online Unveils Compelling New Papers in Advance of September 10 “Big Data and Privacy: Making Ends Meet” Conference Hosted by Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society (CIS)   Ongoing NSA Revelations Bring Big Data […]

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Future of Privacy Forum and Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society Bring Big Data and Privacy Debate to Washington on September 10

For Immediate Release Contact: Melissa Merz, 773.505.6037 [email protected] Thursday, August 29, 2013   Future of Privacy Forum and Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society Bring Big Data and Privacy Debate to Washington on September 10 NSA Revelations Provide Backdrop for Public Discussion ***NEWS ADVISORY***NEWS ADVISORY*** The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Stanford […]

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Future of Privacy Forum Applauds Appointment of Senior Fellow Peter Swire to President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies

Future of Privacy Forum Applauds Appointment of Senior Fellow Peter Swire to President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies Date: August 28, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today applauded FPF Senior Fellow, Professor Peter Swire, on his appointment as as a member of President Barack Obama’s Review Group on […]