Press Releases and Statements

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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 […]

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FPF Asks NTIA to Focus on "App Privacy"

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today filed its suggestion with the NTIA that a first area that the Multi-Stakeholder Process should address is mobile device applications. In February, the White House announced a privacy initiative through which enforceable industry codes of conduct would emerge from a Multi-Stakeholder Process, and it requested input from interested […]

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FPF Responds to WH Announcement on Green Button Initiative

WASHINGTON – Today, the White House announced that 9 new utilities have committed to adopting the industry-led Green Button Initiative, joining 6 previously announced commitments, for a total of 27 million homes committed. The statement below can be attributed to Jules Polonetsky, Director and Co-Chair of the Future of Privacy Forum. “Offering consumers access to […]

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FPF Issues Statement on California Mobile Application Agreement

Statement from Future of Privacy Forum Director Jules Polonetsky: “We commend California Attorney General Kamala Harris and her staff for reaching this agreement among the major application platforms. Apps can only provide innovative services to consumers if they use personal information responsibly.  If apps surprise consumers by grabbing information that isn’t needed or by surprising […]

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FPF Comments on Proposed COPPA Rule

FPF submitted comments to the FTC on proposed amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. FPF commends the FTC’s commitment to protect the privacy of children in a rapidly developing online marketplace. FPF’s comments focus on amendments affecting those areas that correspond with the organization’s specific expertise and experience, namely: (I) The proposal to […]