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WPF executive director Pam Dixon to present lecture at National Academy of Sciences on the future of data science and privacy

Executive Director Pam Dixon to present a featured lecture at National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine at its Colloquium: The Future of Data Science  Pam Dixon’s lecture will be Wednesday October 28 from 12:00-12:45 am Eastern. The lecture focuses on forthcoming and converging trends, and is titled Looking Ten Years Ahead: Key Converging Technologies in Computing, Data, and

WPF advises that DHS biometric collection proposal needs scientific, factual, ethical, and human rights basis, urges creation of transparent multistakeholder process to work on ethical guidelines regarding childrens’ biometrics

The World Privacy Forum filed comments with DHS regarding its proposed new rules regarding biometric collection, and asked DHS to reconsider the rule and to apply the science, ethics, and international conventions regarding the protection of victims of human trafficking to the rule prior to moving forward. WPF found that the proposed rule avoided discussion of

Data integrity, data manipulation, and privacy

In a new National Academies of Science report on the emerging bioeconomy, Safeguarding the Bioeconomy, the authors did something a bit unexpected: they called out cybersecurity and sensitive data protections and practices as significant co-factors for economic success. In the past, these same data security and privacy factors may well have been discussed as obstacles to progress.

WPF to testify before NCVHS on emerging privacy concerns in health privacy — Beyond Digitization: Artificial Intelligence, APIs, and health privacy

WPF Executive Director Pam Dixon will testify before the full committee of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) regarding emerging privacy concerns in the healthcare environment, including the role of artificial intelligence, patient authorizations, and automated access to patient health information.  The NCVHS is the statutory [42 U.S.C. 242k(k)] public advisory body

The importance of Doing No Harm: India’s plan to create a new national facial recognition database

This coming Friday, the government of India is planning to announce the winner of a Request For Proposals to create a large, national, centralized facial recognition system for law enforcement purposes. The tender for the project outlines an ambitious program of facial surveillance in India utilizing image databases that law enforcement officers could access in