Digital Privacy

CES 2018

World Privacy Forum will be participating in the 2018 Consumer Electronics show in four main issue areas: blockchain and digital payments, biometrics, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and digital health. Watch our blog for video and blog recaps of what we learned, what’s new, and what is just around the corner. CES 2018: January 7-11, 2018 Las

The Profound Implications of U.S. v. Microsoft

In the world of privacy and global digital communications, the case of the United States v. Microsoft is a big deal. In June 2016 Microsoft won a victory in the case in the U.S. 2nd Circuit. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court surprised many when it announced that it granted a petition to review Microsoft’s

WPF participant in Designing our Digital Society Workshop, Pacific Northwest College of Art

Pam Dixon will be participating in a special Workshop at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, “Designing our Digital Society.” The Workshop is open to the public, and will be held from 4pm-7 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The Workshop will be held at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, in the famed “511 Building,”

WPF at RightsCon to Present on Digital Identity, Digital Rights

We are honored to be speaking on two panels at this year’s RightsCon, an event that takes place 29-31 March in Brussels, Belgium. Both of our panels will be on the 31 of March. Here is some additional reading and information for each of the panels: Panel 1: Managing Concerns Around Digital Identity, Fri, 9:00-10:15, Innovation, 1st Floor….

When TVs watch you: What we learned from the FTC’s VIZIO case

Television maker VIZIO is paying $2.2 million in penalties to settle charges after the FTC and the New Jersey Attorney General’s office brought a complaint against the company for violating its customers’ privacy. The complaint against VIZIO stated that the company collected detailed information on millions of its customers TV viewing habits without their express consent, and that VIZIO facilitated something called “data appending,” which is when even more detailed information is added to existing customer profiles.