News, Press, and Media
May 21, 2013 Pam Dixon spoke about medical identity theft in a segment on Fox National with Gerri Willis. “This is a crime that has the potential to harm its victims profoundly,” said Pam Dixon. “It’s important to continue to let people know this crime exists, and what steps to take to prevent harm.”
India’s national biometric ID card — In the May/June, 2013 issue of Foreign Policy Magazine, Pam Dixon writes about the privacy issues related to India’s national biometric ID card. In the piece, Mission Creep, Dixon discusses how government-issued biometric ID cards that serve as national ID cards and as the basis for employment and financial transactions create profound civil liberties and privacy challenges that are neither easily or well-constrained by government policy.
April 18, 2013 Do you give your zip code to retailers when you buy something? Think twice before you blurt out “90210.” WPF’s Pam Dixon spoke to Melanie Hicken of CNN Money about data brokers and how our actions and habits define us, and potentially, can shape some of our opportunities — and not
March 7, 2013 WPF to Speak on a Global Perspective on Consumer Privacy at FTC- IAPP Privacy Conference Workshop Washington D.C. — World Privacy Forum Executive Director Pam Dixon is presenting WPF’s privacy research developed in Asia and a privacy video series in India at the FTC – IAPP Global Privacy Conference workshop Wednesday,
March 4, 2013 World Privacy Forum Speaks Out About Risks to Patients From Medical ID Theft Today, Newsday published an article quoting World Privacy Forum and reporting that medical identity theft, a crime the World Privacy Forum brought to public attention for the first time in 2005, has increased by 61.5 percent. The article