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Posted in Health Privacy/HIPAA

FPF Releases Guide for Consumer Wearables and Wellness Apps and Devices

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, the Future of Privacy Forum released a set of detailed guidelines for the collection and use of consumer-generated wellness data. The document, Best Practices for Consumer Wearables & Wellness Apps & Devices, was drafted by FPF with input from a wide range of stakeholders, including privacy advocates, companies, and regulators. The Best Practices guidelines set forth a Fair Information Practice Principles-based trust framework that builds on existing legal expectations to provide a set of best practices providing appropriate protections given the nature and sensitivity of the data.

Posted in News & Events

July 2016 Privacy and Cybersecurity Events

Please join us for July 2016 events and speaking engagements led by members of the Hogan Lovells Privacy and Cybersecurity team, detailed in this post.

Posted in Consumer Privacy, News & Events

Upcoming DC Program Explores Where We Are Headed with Section 5 of the FTC Act

Data privacy and security regulators don’t always agree. Take a look at the Federal Trade Commission for example. In recent years, FTC commissioners have disagreed about the role that cost-benefit analyses should play and the types of consumer harms that should be considered in the FTC’s data privacy and security enforcement actions. For organizations that rely on the collection and use of consumer information, understanding the different viewpoints at the FTC and how those viewpoints may influence future enforcement is vital to evaluating risk. On Thursday, November 5, 2015, the Future of Privacy Forum will look at those issues as it celebrates its new home and its new partnership with Washington & Lee University School Law by hosting a panel discussion addressing the Future of Section 5 of the FTC Act. Panelists David Vladeck (former FTC Consumer Bureau Director David Vladeck) and James Cooper (former Acting Director of the Office of Policy Planning) will look at key Section 5 issues.

Posted in Cybersecurity & Data Breaches

Chris Wolf Receives Prestigious IAPP Privacy Vanguard Award

We are very proud to report that today, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) awarded our very own Chris Wolf with its Privacy Vanguard Award, provided to an individual who has shown exceptional leadership, knowledge and creativity in the field of privacy and data protection.

Posted in Consumer Privacy

New Paper Considers Privacy Paradigm for Internet of Things

  A new paper published by the Future of Privacy Forum examines the appropriate privacy paradigm for the world of the Internet of Things.  The paper was co-authored by Hogan Lovells Privacy and Information Management practice leader Christopher Wolf who also is the founder and co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum (with co-author Jules Polonetsky).  The […]

Posted in Cybersecurity & Data Breaches, News & Events

Role of Government in Cybersecurity Addressed by Chris Wolf at Geneva ITU Meeting

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is the agency of the United Nations focused on information and communications technology. It currently is hosting the ITU Telecom World in Geneva, and invited Hogan Lovells’ Chris Wolf, in his capacity as founder and co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum, to submit a paper and participate in a panel […]

Posted in News & Events

“Privacy Papers for Policy Makers, Vol 2” Released Today

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a Washington-based privacy think tank founded and co-chaired by Hogan Lovells privacy practice director Chris Wolf, released the newest edition of its “Privacy Papers for Policy Makers.” This year’s compilation highlights leading privacy writings voted by the FPF Advisory Board to be most useful for policy makers on Capitol Hill and within federal agencies who are focusing on how to improve the protection of personal privacy. Links to the winning submissions are provided in this blog.

Posted in Consumer Privacy

App Privacy is in the News Again

This blog entry describes and links to articles from today’s Wall Street Journal and New York Times concerning the proliferation of appps (at the expense of software manufacturers) and the issue of app privacy, and how industry is addressing it. Hogan Lovells’ Chris Wolf is quoted in the Times article on how app developers should invest in creating privacy policies as a fundamental requirement, and a free webinar on app privacy hosted by the Mobile Marketing Association in conjunction with the Future of Privacy Forum is described, with a registration link.