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

New Report: The Geography of Medical Identity Theft

This new WPF report finds that medical identity theft is still a crime that causes great harms to its victims, and that it is growing overall in the United States; however, there’s a catch. The national consumer complaint data suggests that the crime is growing at different rates in different states and regions of the US, creating medical identity theft “hotspots.” These hotspots are important for patients, policymakers, and healthcare stakeholders to know about so as to address potential risks.

National IDs around the World: Data Analysis and Graphic

We are highlighting two recent publications from this year, both involving large and important datasets. In case you missed this work, here are the highlights. Click the links below to visit the original interactive data visualizations. First: National IDs Around the World  This interactive map displays the presence of National IDs and electronic IDs, including