About this Issue

Around the world, policymakers are focusing on ways to improve privacy frameworks.  The approaches in the EU and in the US differ, based on different legal traditions and different values.  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.

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In the European Union, an effort is underway to harmonize and simplify data protection law while at the same time increasing enforcement against abuses.  This section of our website provides basic information and commentary on the current proposals.

AI Ethics: The Privacy Challenge
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May 9, 2017 | Brenda Leong

AI Ethics: The Privacy Challenge

The Future of Privacy Forum and the Brussels Privacy Hub of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) are partnering with IEEE Security & Privacy in a call for papers focused on AI Ethics: The Privacy Challenge. Selected papers will be featured at The Brussels Privacy Symposium, an academic program jointly presented by the Brussels Privacy Hub of the VUB and FPF’s National Science Foundation supported Research Coordination Network.

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What's Happening: International

Save the Date: World Research and Data Analytics Forum, September 12, 2017
Droit À L’Oubli: Canadian Perspective on the Global ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Debate
EU Policymakers and US Civil Society Groups Meet to Discuss Trans-Atlantic Privacy Issues