Federal Agencies Seek Comment on Protections for Human Research Subjects (September 8, 2015)
The Privacy Coalition is a nonpartisan coalition of consumer, civil liberties, educational, family, library, labor, and technology organizations that have agreed to the Privacy Pledge. Members of the coalition have been meeting since 1995, but formalized the organization in February 2001. View a list of member organizations.
July 2015 Monthly MeetingJuly 24, 2015
Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda joined the Privacy Coalition on July 10. Ambassador Sepulveda serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and the U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department's Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. The Ambassador discussed security, encryption, and privacy as it relates to maintaining an open internet.
Also joining the Privacy Coalition in July was Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling, who serves as the Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Assistant Secretary Strickling joined the Privacy Coalition on July 24 to discuss the NTIA's recent privacy multistakeholder process on facial recognition and upcoming multistakeholder processes for drones and cybersecurity. He also discussed the current state of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Posted by Jeramie D. Scott on July 24, 2015
March 2015 Monthly MeetingMarch 27, 2015
R. David Edelman, the Senior Advisor for Internet, Innovation, and Privacy for the White House, joined the Privacy Coalition on March 27. Mr. Edelman discussed the recent privacy initiatives of the Obama Administration, including the recently released discussion draft of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act. Mr. Edelman is responsible for policy development on issues related to the digital economy, including online privacy and Internet governance.
Posted by Jeramie D. Scott on March 27, 2015
Head European Data Protection Official Meets with Privacy CoalitionMarch 6, 2015
Giovani Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), joined the Privacy Coalition on March 6. Mr. Buttarelli discussed his agenda for privacy protection he outlined in a recent speech at the Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Conference. Mr. Buttarelli was confirmed as the EDPS last December. In his role, he is responsible for ensuring that European institutions and bodies respect the right to privacy.
Posted by Jeramie D. Scott on March 6, 2015
ODNI Privacy Officer to Speak at February meetingJanuary 20, 2015
Alexander W. Joel, the head of the Civil Liberties and Privacy Office for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence will join the Privacy Coalition in February. Mr. Joel's responsibilities include incorporating privacy and civil liberties into the policies and procedures of the Intelligence community, overseeing compliance, and reviewing complaints of possible abuses.
Posted by Jeramie D. Scott on January 20, 2015
President Pushes Consumer Privacy ForwardJanuary 12, 2015
The President announced that he will move forward the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, a model framework for federal consumer privacy legislation.
Posted by Jeramie D. Scott on January 12, 2015
New Justice Department Policy Requires Warrants for Cell-Site Simulators (September 4, 2015)
Appeals Court Upholds FTC's Data Security Authority (August 24, 2015)
Professor Latanya Sweeney Launches New Privacy and Technology Journal (August 21, 2015)
Federal Appeals Court Revives Driver Privacy Claims (August 20, 2015)
Education Department Seeks Public Comment on Student Privacy Guidance (August 20, 2015)
Without Public Comment, FTC Narrows Section 5 Authority (August 14, 2015)