Consumer Privacy

HIPAA and Reproductive Health: A companion FAQ to the Patient’s Guide to HIPAA

July 2022 Download a PDF The World Privacy Forum publishes and maintains A Patient’s Guide to HIPAA, which is a plain language explanation of how to use the law to guard your health privacy. This companion FAQ on HIPAA is focused on reproductive health privacy in response to the many questions we are receiving from

The neglected intersection between poverty and privacy in the United States

WPF is pleased to announce a new project examining the intersection between poverty and privacy in the United States. In the United States, the prevailing discussions about privacy rarely contemplate the poor, or how — or where — the poor or financially stressed may experience privacy challenges. This is also true of many legislative discussions regarding data governance, data protection, and privacy; there is generally not routine scrutiny of the intersection and impacts of proposed statutory language or approaches regarding those who live at or below the poverty level.

WPF comments to the US Federal Trade Commission regarding Everalbum proposal

The World Privacy Forum submitted comments to the US Federal Trade Commission regarding its proposed consent order regarding In the Matter of Everalbum, Inc. The FTC alleges that Everalbum misrepresented to its users the circumstances in which the company would utilize face recognition on its users’ photos. The Commission’s complaint also alleges that Everalbum utilized