Press Releases and Statements

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FTC Privacy Veteran Molly Crawford Joins Future of Privacy Forum as Policy Director

Washington, DC, July 23, 2013   The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a  Washington, DC-based think tank advancing responsible data use and consumer privacy, today announced that former Federal Trade Commission staffer Molly Crawford has joined FPF as its first Policy Director.  In her new role, Ms. Crawford will be expanding and coordinating FPF’s focus on […]

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Gigya Launches SocialPrivacy™ Certification in Collaboration with FPF

New Survey Data Indicates Consumer Confusion Over Businesses’ Use of Social Data Gigya, the leading provider of social infrastructure for business today announced the launch of SocialPrivacy™ Certification. The new certification will enable businesses to verify that they follow approved social network guidelines and industry best practices for managing consumer social data. Businesses can become […]

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Nov. 28, 2012 – FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire to Take on Do Not Track

Best of luck to FPF Senior Fellow and the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Peter Swire, as he takes on the effort to forge a practical solution for Do Not Track. Peter’s experience and his evenhanded approach to forging privacy solutions makes him uniquely qualified to take on this challenge. Jules Polonetsky and Christopher Wolf […]

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Nov. 13, 2012 Epic.org Privacy Chat via Twitter #PrivChat

This weeks event features FPF Senior Fellow, Peter Swire. Peter is Faculty Advisor for 2012-2013 Symposium “The Second Wave of Global Privacy Protection” to be held on November 16, 2012. Topics to be discussed can be submitted in advance of the chat, either on Twitter using the #PrivChat OR via the Privacy Camp Blog. For more information and how to […]

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FPF Announces Privacy Papers for Policy Makers 2012

The Future of Privacy Forum Announces Privacy Papers for Policy Makers 2012 WASHINGTON – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today released the 2012 Privacy Papers for Policy Makers, highlighting eight leading privacy writings that were voted by the FPF Advisory Board to be most useful for policy makers. The papers cover a wide array […]

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The Future of Privacy Forum and TRUSTe Launch a Smart Grid Privacy Seal Program

The Future of Privacy Forum and TRUSTe Launch a Smart Grid Privacy Seal Program Leaders in Government and Industry Voice Their Support WASHINGTON – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), the Washington based think tank committed to advancing responsible data practices, today announced a first of its kind privacy seal program for companies that use consumer […]

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FPF Study Results Show App Developers Heed Call for Privacy Policies

Future of Privacy Forum Study Results Show App Developers Heed Call for Privacy Policies Future of Privacy Forum and Center for Democracy & Technology Release Best Practices for Mobile App Developers WASHINGTON – A survey released today by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) examined the most popular paid and free apps on leading app platforms, […]

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Consortium of Global Companies Announce Consumer Research in Effort to Strengthen Mobile Privacy by Design

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Insights Being Unveiled Today at Federal Trade Commission Workshop As mobile technology evolves, solid privacy design is critical to ensure user understanding and build consumer trust. Today, Create with Context, an independent research and design firm, is releasing results of a wide-ranging study on users’ comprehension and […]