This week the FTC released a report exploring the use of Big Data analytics. The 33-page document, Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues, is based on the FTC’s Big Data Workshop on September 17, 2014. The report outlines some of the benefits and risks of Big Data use, and surveys the existing […]
I had the pleasure of participating recently at a Georgetown Law Center conference called “Privacy Act @40.” My panel was on “Looking Ahead,” and my comments focused on new ways that the United States is (and can) extend appropriate privacy rights to citizens of other countries. Today, just a couple of weeks later, Google has […]
FBI Director James Comey has heated up the encryption debate with his recent appearances on Sixty Minutes and at the Brookings Institution. Comey has sharply criticized Apple and Google for the companies’ announcements that they would enable strong encryption on their phones. In contrast to prior practice, the companies would no longer keep a key […]
FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire just published an op-ed in The Hill titled “Moving Too Fast on Cybersecurity.” In the piece, Swire cautioned against rushing cybersecurity legislation through Congress. To see the full op-ed, click here.