Around the world, policymakers are focusing on ways to improve privacy frameworks. More than 120 countries currently have a privacy or data protection law enacted. Significant developments in the European Union, with the General Data Protection Regulation becoming applicable in May 2018, have had an impact on US based organizations that conduct business globally and on how regulators around the world think about privacy frameworks. Global approaches to privacy protection differ based on different legal traditions. Still, there is significant common ground in the commitment to empowering individuals with respect to the collection and use of personal data, and to protecting people against harm from the use of their data. FPF closely follows developments in EU policymaking and regulation supported by our local office in Brussels, as well as developments in APAC, and Latin America. We keep our stakeholders informed of relevant changes, case-law, guidance, policies, and legal requirements, while also providing background and in-depth analysis in order to support them in being ahead of key developments globally. FPF’s global work is led by Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna.
FPF and The Dialogue Release Collaboration on a Catalog of Measures for “Verifiably safe” Processing of Children’s Personal Data under India’s DPDPA 2023
Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and The Dialogue released a Brief containing a Catalog of Measures for “Verifiably Safe” Processing of Children’s Personal Data Under India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act (DPDPA) 2023. When India’s DPDPA passed in August, it created heightened protections for the processing of personal data of children up to […]
The author thanks Anna Johnston and Alex Kotova (Salinger Privacy) for their review and comments and Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Josh Lee Kok Thong, Lee Matheson, and Isabella Perera (FPF) for their support with editing this post. On February 16, 2023, Australia’s Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) released a final report (Review Report) on its multi-year review of Australia’s […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today released a new infographic, Youth Privacy and Data Protection 101 which provides an overview of the opportunities and risks for kids online, along with potential protection strategies. It also features young people’s voices from around the world on their preferences and attitudes toward privacy. “We […]
The European Commission Considers Amending the General Data Protection Regulation to Make Digital Age of Consent Consistent
The European Commission published a Communication on its mandated two-year evaluation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on June 24, 2020 in which it discusses as a future policy development “the possible harmonisation of the age of children consent in relation to information society services.” Notably, harmonizing the age of consent for children across […]
Today, FPF released The General Data Protection Regulation: Analysis and Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions by Senior Counsel Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna. The new report contains analysis and guidance to assist United States-based higher education institutions and their edtech service providers in assessing their compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).