Press Releases and Statements

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CDT’s "Always On" – the Digital Student

FPF attended the “Always On – Digital Student” forum hosted by the Center for Democracy & Technology and the Data Quality Campaign on September 24, 2014.  The Digital Student Challenge Jon Phillips of Dell opened the session with a challenge that we need to change the learning process as well as change how we measure […]

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Future of Privacy Forum Launches One-Stop Shop Website for Student Privacy

FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM LAUNCHES ONE-STOP SHOP WEBSITE FOR STUDENT PRIVACY FPF Urges Parents, Teachers and Policymakers to Follow the “ABC’s” of Education Privacy & Make “D” for Data Protection WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 21, 2014 – As schools increasingly rely on data to improve education, and as teachers increasingly rely on technology in the […]

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FPF Statement on Today’s Safe Harbor Complaint

Today, the Center for Digital Democracy filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that companies are violating the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor agreement. CDD’s filing came with a report criticizing the practices of thirty companies. “We are carefully reviewing the report’s claims, but the dozen we have examined so far seem to reflect the […]

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FPF Statement on Today's Joint Subcommittee Hearing on Education Privacy

One of the most important sections of the Administration’s recent report on Big Data concerns was focused on education technology and privacy. The report noted the need to ensure that innovations in educational technology, including new approaches and business models, have ample opportunity to flourish. Many of these benefits include robust tools to improve teaching […]

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FPF Statement on White House Big Data Report

Today, the White House released its report on big data and the future of privacy.  The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a DC-based think tank advocating responsible privacy and data practices, has closely followed the work of the Review Group. “Today’s White House report on Big Data carefully identifies most of the key issues in this […]

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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 […]