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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 […]

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FPF Releases New Report on GDPR Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions

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).

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FPF Appoints Robbert van Eijk as Managing Director for Europe

FPF Expanding EU Programming BRUSSELS – October 1, 2019 – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today announced Robbert van Eijk as managing director for its operations in Europe. In this role, Eijk will implement FPF’s agenda in Europe, oversee its day-to-day operations, and manage relationships with stakeholders in industry, government, academia, and civil society. […]

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The Right to Be Forgotten: Future of Privacy Forum Statement on Decisions by European Court of Justice

WASHINGTON, DC – September 24, 2019 – Statement by Future of Privacy Forum CEO Jules Polonetsky regarding two European Court of Justice decisions announced today in its cases with Google: Key decisions about the balance of privacy and free expression still remain to be settled by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Although the ECJ’s […]

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10 Reasons Why the GDPR Is the Opposite of a ‘Notice and Consent’ Type of Law

The below piece was originally published on Medium. For a version with humorous images, head to the original post. A ‘notice and consent’ privacy law puts the entire burden of privacy protection on the person and then it doesn’t really give them any choice. The GDPR does the opposite of this. There is so much […]

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CPDP 2019 Panel: Understanding the limits and benefits of data portability

By Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna and Sasha Hondagneu-Messner The Future of Privacy Forum organized a panel at the 2019 Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference in Brussels to discuss the limits and benefits of the right to data portability as introduced by the GDPR. This panel was chaired by Thomas Zerdick (EDPS), moderated by Stacey Gray (FPF), and […]

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Purpose or Interest: that is the question!

We are pleased to present this guest post from Prof. Lokke Moerel, a leading EU privacy lawyer. We think her blog and paper are fascinating and important contributions to the current discussion of key privacy topics, including big data, the Internet of Things, and EU data protection laws.

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The Hill Features FPF’s Comments on Safe Harbor

  Today the US political news website The Hill carried an opinion piece by Future of Privacy Forum staff on the EUCJ’s Safe Harbor ruling.  Executive Director Jules Polonetsky and Legal & Policy Fellow Bénédicte Dambrine write of the challenges the ruling creates for European companies, workers, students, and educational institutions, and asked that policymakers […]

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Data Protection Law Errors in Google Spain LS, Google Inc. v. Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos, Mario Costeja Gonzalez

The following is a guest post by Scott D. Goss, Senior Privacy Counsel, Qualcomm Incorporated, addressing the recent “Right to be Forgotten” decision by the European Court of Justice. There has been quite a bit of discussion surrounding the European Court of Justice’s judgment in Google Spain LS, Google Inc. v. Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de […]

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