Press Releases and Statements

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The Right to Be Forgotten: Future of Privacy Forum Statement on Decisions by European Court of Justice

WASHINGTON, DC – September 24, 2019 – Statement by Future of Privacy Forum CEO Jules Polonetsky regarding two European Court of Justice decisions announced today in its cases with Google: Key decisions about the balance of privacy and free expression still remain to be settled by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Although the ECJ’s […]

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FTC should investigate app developers banned by Facebook – Statement by Future of Privacy Forum CEO

Future of Privacy Forum Calls on FTC to Investigate Apps That Misused Consumer Data WASHINGTON, DC – September 20, 2019 – Statement by Future of Privacy Forum CEO Jules Polonetsky regarding Facebook’s announcement that it has banned 400 developers from its app store: The FTC should quickly act against many of these app developers, since […]

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New White Paper Explores Privacy and Security Risk to Machine Learning Systems

FPF and Immuta Examine Approaches That Can Limit Informational or Behavioral Harms WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 20, 2019 – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released a white paper, WARNING SIGNS: The Future of Privacy and Security in an Age of Machine Learning, exploring how machine learning systems can be exposed to new privacy and […]

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Statement by FPF CEO Jules Polonetsky: Facebook Case Shows It Is Time to Give the FTC Enhanced Civil Penalty Authority

WASHINGTON – July 24, 2019 –Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced an unprecedented settlement requiring Facebook to pay $5 billion in civil penalties, create new accountability and compliance mechanisms, and imposing additional injunctive relief. The settlement stems from violations of a 2012 order. The $5 billion penalty is more than 15 times larger than […]

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New Privacy Tech Industry Attracts Massive Funding

Privacy Tech Alliance connecting researchers and entrepreneurs to analysts, customers, VCs WASHINGTON – July 11, 2019 – One Trust’s announcement today of a $200 million Series A investment, which follows yesterday’s announcement by TrustArc of a $70 million Series D round, demonstrates the arrival of a new industry sector for privacy protection technologies. “Investors have […]

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New Privacy Tech Alliance Promotes Innovative Privacy Technologies

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – June 25, 2019 – The Future of Privacy Forum and the Israel Tech Policy Institute are launching the Privacy Tech Alliance during CyberWeek 2019, to promote the market for privacy protective technologies internationally, facilitate the development of new technologies, and maximize value for innovators and investors. “As the data ecosystem and regulatory […]

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Future of Privacy Forum Releases Policymaker’s Guide to Student Data Privacy

Plain-Language Resource for Policymakers Addresses Student Privacy WASHINGTON, DC – April 4, 2019 – Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) has released The Policymaker’s Guide to Student Data Privacy, a crucial resource for federal, state, and local policymakers interested in developing thoughtful student data privacy legislation. Since 2014, state policymakers have built new legal frameworks, passing […]