Android M and Privacy: Giving Users Control over App Permissions Android M promises to deliver several new user-control features built to advance transparency, choice, and predictability. The new App Permissions system allows users to select permissions specific to each app and device feature. The granular system requires apps to request user permissions individually as the […]

For all its hype, discussions about Big Data often still devolve into debates about buzzwords and concepts like business intelligence, data analytics, and machine learning. Hidden in each of these terms are important privacy and ethical considerations. A recent article by Kirsten Martin in MIS Quarterly Executive attempts to bring these considerations to the surface by moving past framing […]

  On July 9th,2015, FPF will be hosting an in-person discussion with privacy researchers from Carnegie Mellon University to discuss some of their current privacy projects. Topics to be presented and discussed include:   The Usable Privacy Policy Project: is developing approaches to extracting useful information from natural-language privacy policies and displaying that information in useful […]

Ed Tech Student Privacy Pledge reaches 150 signatories The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) are pleased to recognize that the Student Privacy Pledge reached the milestone of 150 education technology companies who have signed. The Pledge represents industry’s public commitment to the responsible handling of student data […]

FPF would like to welcome the newest member of our team, Kobie Pruitt. Kobie is our new Education Policy Manager, and will be taking over the management of FPF’s Education and Student Privacy programs and events. Kobie comes to us from the Hill where he was a legislative assistant to Congresswoman Kaptur (OH-09), and included […]


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6
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all-day PL&B’s 28th Annual International...
PL&B’s 28th Annual International...
Jul 6 – Jul 8 all-day
The Privacy Laws & Business 27th Annual International Conference featured more than 40 speakers and chairs from many countries over 3 intensive days. At the world’s longest running independent international privacy event participants gained professionally by[...]
Jan
28
Thu
all-day Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day
Jan 28 – Jan 29 all-day
“Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008, as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first[...]
Jan
28
Sat
all-day Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day
Jan 28 – Jan 29 all-day
“Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008, as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first[...]

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