About this Issue

As public awareness of targeted and personalized advertising grows, organizations are pushed to deliver more helpful, relevant ads by less intrusive means.  In order to encourage companies to further develop innovative means of communicating with their users about the use of data for ads, The Future of Privacy Forum curates a gallery of leading practices and an up-to-date analysis of information technologies.  FPF hopes that these practices will inform and reform industry standards.  FPF applauds the companies that are leading the way and encourages other organizations to follow in their wake.

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Location & Ad Practices Working Group meetings are generally held Thursdays 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET. FPF members are welcome to join these discussions. If you would like call-in information (or to be added to the working group), please contact Stacey Gray at [email protected].

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If You Can’t Take the Heat Map: Benefits & Risks of Releasing Location Datasets
Spotlight

January 31, 2018 | Stacey Gray

If You Can’t Take the Heat Map: Benefits & Risks of Releasing Location Datasets

Strava’s location data controversy demonstrates the unique challenges of publicly releasing location datasets (open data), even when the data is aggregated.

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What's Happening: Ad and Location Practices

If You Can’t Take the Heat Map: Benefits & Risks of Releasing Location Datasets
On April 11, Windows Users Get Improved Privacy Protections from Microsoft
Top Story

April 5, 2017 | FPF Staff

On April 11, Windows Users Get Improved Privacy Protections from Microsoft

FPF is pleased to see the major privacy advances in Microsoft’s upcoming update to Windows 10. The Creator’s Update version of Windows 10 will provide a new privacy dashboard, allows users to limit telemetry information sent back to Microsoft, provides a detailed look at the telemetry information collected, and makes it easy for users to understand what data is collected when they choose basic or advanced installations.

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