Press Releases and Statements

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FPF Report: IoT Devices Should Deal with Privacy Impacts for People with Disabilities

FPF has released The Internet of Things (IoT) and People with Disabilities: Exploring the Benefits, Challenges, and Privacy Tensions. This paper explores the nuances of privacy considerations for people with disabilities using IoT services and provides recommendations to address privacy considerations, which can include transparency, individual control, respect for context, the need for focused collection […]

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This Year’s Must-Read Privacy Papers: The Future of Privacy Forum Announces Recipients of Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2018 Contact: Jeremy Greenberg, Georgetown Policy Fellow, [email protected] Nat Wood, [email protected], 410-507-7898 This Year’s Must-Read Privacy Papers: The Future of Privacy Forum Announces Recipients of Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award Washington, DC – Today, the Future of Privacy Forum announced the winners of the 9th Annual Privacy Papers for […]

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New Guide Compares Privacy Laws in EU and California

Washington, DC – The Future of Privacy Forum and DataGuidance have released a new report, Comparing privacy laws: GDPR v. CCPA, which analyzes and contrasts the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). GDPR, which became effective in the EU on May 25, 2018, and the CCPA, scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2020, both aim to protect individuals’ personal data and apply to businesses that collect, use or share that data, online or off.

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Limor Shmerling Magazanik Joins Israel Tech Policy Institute as Managing Director and Future of Privacy Forum as Senior Fellow

Washington, DC – November 20, 2018 – The Israel Tech Policy Institute and Future of Privacy Forum today announced Limor Shmerling Magazanik as ITPI Managing Director and FPF Senior Fellow. In this role, Magazanik will provide leadership on day-to-day operational matters of ITPI, including directing ITPI’s policy agenda; engaging policymakers, regulators, academics, and business leaders; convening multi stakeholder groups for discussion; and overseeing communications with the public and the advisory board.

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Future of Privacy Forum and Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy Release ‘Nothing to Hide: Tools for Talking (and Listening) About Data Privacy for Integrated Data Systems’

Washington, DC – Today, Future of Privacy Forum and Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy released Nothing to Hide: Tools for Talking (and Listening) About Data Privacy for Integrated Data Systems. Nothing to Hide provides governments and their partners working to integrate data for policy and program improvement with the necessary tools to lead privacy-sensitive, inclusive engagement efforts. In addition to a narrative step-by-step guide to communication and engagement on data privacy, the toolkit is supplemented with action-oriented appendices, including worksheets, checklists, exercises, and additional resources.

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FPF Releases Understanding Facial Detection, Characterization, and Recognition Technologies and Privacy Principles for Facial Recognition Technology in Commercial Applications

These resources will help businesses and policymakers better understand and evaluate the growing use of face-based biometric technology systems when used for consumer applications. Facial recognition technology can help users organize and label photos, improve online services for visually impaired users, and help stores and stadiums better serve customers. At the same time, the technology often involves the collection and use of sensitive biometric data, requiring careful assessment of the data protection issues raised. Understanding the technology and building trust are necessary to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks.