The proliferation of data collection has encouraged innovative uses of data in all corners of society. The analysis of individuals’ personal data once done by researchers in academic institutions has been embraced by a rapidly growing number of companies and not-for-profit organizations. High-profile cases of experimentation and manipulation of user data, as in the case of Facebook and OkCupid, threaten to lead organizations to keep research results confidential to avoid public scrutiny or potential legal liability. FPF is bringing together stakeholders to help develop frameworks and standards to protect the valuable research these organizations produce and to ensure the ethical collection and use of data for research purposes. Additionally, FPF has a number of projects directly related to encouraging the responsible use and sharing of corporate data for academic research, including its annual Award for Research Data Stewardship and a pilot Ethical Data Sharing Review Committee to facilitate trusted transfer of data between corporate and research organizations.
FPF Health and AI & Ethics Policy Counsels Present a Scientific Position at ICML 2020 and at 2020 CCSQ World Usability Day
On November 12, 2020, FPF Policy Counsels Drs. Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup and Sara Jordan presented privacy-by-design alongside human-centered design concepts during the 2020 CCSQ World Usability Day virtual conference. This presentation followed Drs. […]
By Katelyn Ringrose, Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum, and Christopher Wood, Executive Director of LGBT Tech, with thanks to Connor Colson, FPF Policy Intern. […]
Last week, FPF hosted a virtual event honoring the winners of the first-ever FPF Award for Research Data Stewardship: University of California, Irvine Professor of Cognitive Sciences Mark Steyvers and […]
FPF Submits Comments Regarding Data Protection & COVID-19 Ahead of National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Hearing
Yesterday, FPF submitted comments to the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) ahead of a Virtual Hearing of the Subcommittee on Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security on September 14, […]
New FPF Study: More Than 250 European Companies are Participating in Key EU-US Data Transfer Mechanism
Co-Authored by: Drew Medway & Jeremy Greenberg European Companies’ Participation in Privacy Shield Up Nearly 30% from the Past Year. EU-US Privacy Shield Remains Essential to Leading European Companies. From […]
Supreme Court Rules that LGBTQ Employees Deserve Workplace Protections–More Progress is Needed to Combat Unfairness and Disparity
Authors: Katelyn Ringrose (Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellow) and Dr. Sara Jordan (Policy Counsel, Artificial Intelligence and Ethics) Today’s Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County—clarifying that Title VII […]
University of California Irvine (UCI) Professor of Cognitive Science Mark Steyvers and Lumos Labs – the parent company behind Lumosity, a popular online brain-training game website – are the winners […]
In June 2019, FPF launched the Corporate-Academic Data Stewardship Research Alliance, a peer-to-peer network of private companies that share the goal of facilitating privacy-protective data sharing between businesses and academic […]
FPF is requesting nominations for its Award for Research Data Stewardship.
Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) has received a grant to create an independent party of experts for an ethical review process that can provide trusted vetting of corporate-academic research projects. FPF will establish a pool of respected reviewers to operate as a standalone, on-demand review board to evaluate research uses of personal data and create a set of transparent policies and processes to be applied to such reviews.