The Future of Privacy Forum provides expert, independent analysis of legislative and regulatory approaches to protecting data privacy interests. FPF does not typically support or oppose particular bills, but instead focuses on analyzing proposals in relation to existing privacy frameworks, sharing information on current data practices and technologies, and ensuring that data governance strategies are future-looking and adaptable.
FPF also engages with the broader privacy community through reports, blog posts, webinars, and educational programs such as the CPRA Law + Tech Series. It is our view that robust and durable policy outcomes can be achieved when all stakeholders are equipped to understand the key technologies, business practices, and legal mechanisms available to regulate privacy and data protection. FPF’s legislation work is led by Keir Lamont, Senior Counsel.
FPF Comments Regarding FTC ANPR Urge the Commission to Provide Individuals with Strong, Enforceable Rights and Companies with Greater Clarity about their Obligations under Section 5 of the FTC Act. The Future of Privacy Forum filed comments regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, recommending that the Commission prioritize practical rules that […]
New report outlines the key components of California’s Age-Appropriate Design Code Act and critical pending questions As federal and state policymakers heighten their focus on protecting children’s privacy online, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today released a new policy brief, An Analysis of the California Age-Appropriate Design Code. The new report outlines and analyzes […]
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) invites privacy scholars and authors with an interest in privacy issues to submit finished papers to be considered for FPF’s 13th annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers (PPPM) Award. This award provides researchers with the opportunity to inject ideas into the current policy discussion, bringing relevant privacy research to the attention of […]
Colorado is set to formally enter a rulemaking process which may establish de facto interpretations for privacy protections across the United States. With the passage of the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) in 2021, Colorado, along with Virginia, Utah, and Connecticut, became part of an emerging group of states adopting privacy laws that share a similar […]
Yesterday, FPF Senior Director for U.S. Policy Stacey Gray participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) regarding its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPR”) on “Commercial Surveillance and Data Security” (comments start at 1:39:00). Feedback from the public forum is intended to help inform the Commission’s decision whether to proceed […]
Update: On Sep 15, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2273, the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act. The law will apply to businesses that provide online services, products, or features likely to be accessed by children and broadly requires businesses to implement their strongest privacy settings by default for young users up to the age of […]
Yesterday, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) filed comments with the California Privacy Protection Agency regarding the Agency’s initial set of draft regulations to implement the California Privacy Rights Act amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act. FPF’s comments are directed towards ensuring that both individuals and businesses have clarity for the implementation and exercise […]
The American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) was passed through the House Energy and Commerce Committee on July 20, a proposal which experts and advocates agree is long overdue. However, objections from California leaders may threaten the bill’s passage. Stacey Gray, the FPF’s Director of Legislative Research & Analysis, argues otherwise in a new […]
Today, The Hill published an op-ed from the Future of Privacy Forum’s (FPF) Senior Policy Counsel for Data, Decision Making, and Artificial Intelligence Bertram Lee. The piece highlighted that privacy, particularly in the context of digital services, electronic data flows, and personal data, is a civil right. Yesterday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted […]
FPF Files Comments on White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Actions to Advance Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
FPF Files Comments on White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Actions to Advance Privacy-Enhancing Technologies On July 8, 2022, FPF filed comments with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) regarding specific actions that would advance the adoption of privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs). As emerging technologies continue to offer increased speed, […]