White Papers

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The US-EU Safe Harbor: An Analysis of the Framework’s Effectiveness in Protecting Personal Privacy

This morning, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released our report on the effectiveness of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor program.  Our analysis, which we first announced in August, responds to recent recommendations by the European Commission and suggests a number of areas where the framework can be further strengthened. An overview of key findings and […]

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A New Privacy Paradigm for the “Internet of Things”

Today the FTC is hosting a workshop on the Internet of Things, which will feature many great panelists including FPF’s Co-Chairman Christopher Wolf.  Chris and FPF Executive Director Jules Polonetsky have also today released a whitepaper arguing for a new privacy paradigm in the new highly connected world. The whitepaper argues that current implementations of […]

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EU Roundtable Discussion & White Paper launch

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is engaged in the discussion on the draft European General Data Protection Regulation. In particular, we are publishing white papers addressing three issues raised by the new legislation: De-identification and the definition of personal data Jurisdiction and applicable law Consent You and your colleagues are warmly invited to attend […]

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It’s Not How Much Data You Have, But How You Use It

On Thursday, December 6, 2012, the FTC is hosting a panel to “explore the practices and privacy implications of comprehensive collection of data about consumers’ online activities.” Initially envisioned to grapple with the question of ISPs using data about consumers for advertising, the topic for discussion has since broadened to include a range of business […]