Issues

Issues

  • Online
    Many people are surprised to learn that data about their online habits, including the web sites and services they visit, are being collected and shared by marketers in order to target advertising. Almost every time we go online, using our computers or mobile devices, each of us produces data in some form. This data may contain only oblique information about who we are and what we are doing, but when enough of it is aggregated, facts about us which we believed were private has the potential to become known to and used by others.

  • Mobile
    Find information about location, design for trust, and application privacy.

  • Global
    Many countries have different approaches to data protection and information privacy. However, the increasing interconnectedness of people around the globe through online business, communications and social media has created a convergence of privacy law, prompting countries to approach data and information law in a common way.
  • Smart Grid
    Whether collected directly from consumers with devices or services they install or whether consumers authorize smart meters to provide energy data to third party service providers, it is essential that a flexible framework exists that ensures consumer privacy protections are in place and that responsible businesses can responsibly access the data needed to serve consumers.  Regulatory efforts that create a bar to effectively serving consumers will limit the development of new services for consumers and limit the opportunities for smart grid innovations that will improve energy efficiency.
  • Innovation & Data Use
    In recent years, information gleaned from the analysis of large data sets has led to scientific innovation, critical research, and advances that benefit society. Commercially, data mining and analytics have become a key aspect of efficient marketing and production practices.  In addition, data collection and processing have become an important part of protecting consumers against fraud and other digital dangers.
  • Encryption/Lawful Access
    The first goal is to provide intellectual leadership on encryption as that topic becomes a major area of controversy globally in countries including India and China.
    As an alternative or complement to limitations on encryption, law enforcement and national security agencies can seek lawful access to communications and stored data.  In the United States, the FBI has called for updates to CALEA, the 1994 statute that requires telecommunications providers to architect their systems to enable wiretaps.
  • Privacy Papers
    Each year, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) invites privacy scholars and authors with an interest in privacy issues to submit papers to be considered for FPF’s “Privacy Papers for Policy Makers.”

Privacy Calendar

Apr
23
Wed
6:30 pm Behind the Headlines: NSA Surveillance and Ongoing Revelations @ The Washington Post
Behind the Headlines: NSA Survei… @ The Washington Post
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nearly a year after former government contractor Edward Snowden revealed the extent of the NSA’s surveillance system, revelations about the global programs continue to emerge. [...]
Apr
24
Thu
all-day 6th Biannual International Surveillance & Society Conference
6th Biannual International Surve…
Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day
The 6th Biannual International Surveillance & Society conference hosted by the University of Barcelona and supported by the Surveillance Studies Network is currently calling for [...]
12:00 pm Data Privacy in Education: Ensuring Student Security while Encouraging Innovation in K-12 Education @ Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-354
Data Privacy in Education: Ensur… @ Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-354
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Congressional E-Learning Caucus in cooperation with Into and the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training presents a luncheon to discuss “Data Privacy [...]
Apr
29
Tue
all-day IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2014
IAPP Europe Data Protection Inte…
Apr 29 – May 1 all-day
The IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive features timely programming centred on the top issues impacting the European data protection community, with a focus on addressing [...]
Apr
30
Wed
5:30 pm InSecurity: Race, Surveillance and Privacy in the Digital Age @ New America Foundation
InSecurity: Race, Surveillance a… @ New America Foundation
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Now more than ever, digital tools sit at a precarious tipping point, and many question whether they will be used to address pre-existing disparities, [...]
May
7
Wed
all-day IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2014
IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2014
May 7 – May 9 all-day
The IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium is the leading conference for education, debate and discussion of issues that matter most to Canadian privacy and data protection [...]
Jun
5
Thu
all-day Privacy Law Scholars Conference (7th Annual) @ The George Washington School of Law
Privacy Law Scholars Conference … @ The George Washington School of Law
Jun 5 – Jun 6 all-day
  UC Berkeley School of Law and The George Washington University Law School will be holding the seventh annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC) on [...]
Jun
8
Sun
all-day Computers, Freedom, and Privacy 2014 Conference @ Airlie Center
Computers, Freedom, and Privacy … @ Airlie Center
Jun 8 – Jun 10 all-day
Mark your calendars! The 2014 Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference will be held June 8-10 at the Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia. The Airlie Center [...]

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