Consumer Privacy

WPF Executive Director Pam Dixon to testify before US Senate on privacy, predictive analytics, and data brokers

Pam Dixon, WPF Executive Director, is testifying before the US Senate Banking Committee today on the topic of privacy, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, data brokers, and predictive analytics. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to discuss our research and what we have documented about the privacy of Americans in a predictive analytics era,”

FTC announces expanded settlement with Uber, WPF comments included

The FTC finalized an expanded settlement with Uber, Inc. regarding the company’s data security practices. According to the FTC complaint, in the midst of the Commission’s original investigation, Uber experienced a second serious breach and waited more than a year after learning of the breach before informing the public or the Commission. The World Privacy Forum

Voting system data breach notifications – National Academies of Science recommendations for securing voting systems

The National Academies of Science have released Securing the Vote: Protecting American Democracy. The consensus report richly documents how, during the 2016 presidential election, actors sponsored by the Russian government attacked the US voting and election infrastructure. The report assesses the web of technology infrastructures related to voting, and gives detailed recommendations for strengthening these