International Privacy

WPF’s schedule at the 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

The World Privacy Forum will be speaking several times during the International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners in Hong Kong; here’s the schedule, below; we look forward to meeting or catching up with those of you attending, please come by and say hello. Monday 25 September: European Data Protection Supervisor side meeting/conference, WPF

New Research: A Failure to Do No Harm: India’s Aadhaar biometric ID program and its inability to protect privacy in relation to measures in Europe and the U.S.

For Immediate Release India’s Digital Biometric ID System Fails to Protect Citizen’s Privacy and is a Warning for Europe and the United States World Privacy Forum Executive Director Pam Dixon publishes extensive research and analysis on India’s Aadhaar National Biometric ID system, calls for policymakers to take lessons from fundamental failings in India and ensure

WPF asks Office of Management and Budget to re-evaluate plan to request social media account information on entry/exit forms; requests pilot study

The World Privacy Forum filed comments today with the US Office of Management and Budget regarding a US Customs and Border Protection agency proposal to request social media account information from arriving and departing travelers on entry/exit forms. Earlier this year, WPF wrote comments to CBP directly and urged the agency to drop its proposal to request social media profile information from travelers on these key entry/exit forms due to procedural and policy concerns.

WPF urges US Customs and Border Protection to change course on asking for social media accounts

The World Privacy Forum filed comments today with the US Customs and Border Protection agency regarding a proposal to request social media account information from arriving and departing travelers on entry/exit forms. WPF urged CBP to drop its proposal to request social media profile information from travelers on these key entry/exit forms. The entry forms in question