WPF comments on the DHS External Biometric Records database

The World Privacy Forum has submitted detailed comments on the US Department of Homeland Security’s External Biometric Records database (EBR database), which DHS describes as a large biometric and demographic database drawn from foreign and domestic sources. WPF has a number of concerns about the proposal, including that the EBR database is slated to be exempted from

Privacy News: Historic Data Broker Regulation in the US Welcomed by World Privacy Forum

PDF Version of Release here 24 May 2018  For Immediate Release Historic Data Broker Regulation in the United States Welcomed by World Privacy Forum Vermont: First state to adopt modern rules for unregulated data brokers WPF call for data broker protections to be elevated to national level and provided for consumers in all states in

Public Comments: WPF comments on proposed revised consent decree re: Uber; requests FTC to hold workshop to determine standards for privacy assessments

In comments to the FTC regarding a proposed revised consent decree with Uber Technologies, Inc., WPF urged the FTC to clarify what the term “assessment” means in the context of a consent decree with a company. The comments note that the requirement for an assessment is not the same as the requirement for an audit.

WPF moderating seminar on GDPR & biometrics in Brussels, Belgium

WPF executive director Pam Dixon will be moderating a seminar to be held by the Biometrics Institute in Brussels, Belgium on 17 April on the topic of implications and implementation of the GDPR. The event will be held at the Office of the Spanish National Research Council, 7th Floor, Room 3, Rue du Trône 62,