This event, organised by the parliament’s research center, raised prominent questions about the role of legislatures and regulators, in governing the internet activity of tech giants, for the protection of people’s rights.
In an age when personal information has become the most important raw material for creating economic value, legislation on the protection of privacy plays a central role in balancing important human rights with competing values such as national security, economic efficiency and scientific research.
Where is Israel located in relation to the countries of the world?
One of the most major developments in data protection in Israel in the past year has been the publication of the Privacy Protection (Data Security) Regulations, in May 2017, which came into effect in May 2018.
GDPR Presentation and Legitimate Interest report to be sent to Israel Tech Policy Institute subscribers, Cyber Week follow up!
ITPI hosts leading experts on privacy and data protection from USA and Israel to discuss the new European General Data Protection Regulation, privacy and security law in Israel and the prospects of legislation in the U.S.
Today’s cities are pervaded by growing networks of connected technologies to generate actionable, often real-time data about themselves and their citizens. Relying on ubiquitous telecommunications technologies to provide connectivity to sensor networks and set actuation devices into operation, smart cities routinely collect information on cities’ air quality, temperature, noise, street and pedestrian traffic, parking capacity, distribution of government services, emergency situations, and crowd sentiments, among other data points.
How can cities provide both open data and privacy? FPF's City of Seattle Open Data Risk Assessment report is an interesting way to assess the balance. The Report provides tools and guidance to the City of Seattle and other municipalities navigating the complex policy, operational, technical, organizational, and ethical standards that support privacy-protective open data programs.
Analysis of personal data can be used to improve services, advance research, and combat discrimination. However, such analysis can also create valid concerns about differential treatment of individuals or harmful impacts on vulnerable communities. These concerns can be amplified when automated decision-making uses sensitive data (such as race, gender, or familial status), impacts protected classes, or affects individuals’ eligibility for housing, employment, or other core services.
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Lauren Smith, FPF Policy Counsel and ITPI advisor, presented at the TEDx Wilmington Salon, Who’s in the Driver’s Seat? The Transformation of Transportation. The TEDx included an exciting line up of the leading voices in the connected car space, including FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen. Lauren’s talk was titled, What’s Driving the Connected Car? Data, It Turns Out, and emphasized the importance of responsible data management in autonomous vehicles.
Lauren Smith, Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum, is working with ITPI on plans to help Israeli companies working on the next generation of automotive technologies manage the global policy issues facing these companies. In “Data and the Connected Car – Version 1.0,” Lauren describes the basic data-generating devices and flows in today’s connected vehicles. The infographic will help consumers and businesses alike understand the emerging data ecosystems that power incredible new features—features that can warn drivers of an accident before they see it, or jolt them awake if they fall asleep at the wheel. On June 19, Lauren, along with a number of mobility leaders will meet for an invite only round table discussion at Tel Aviv University's CyberWeek. Contact [email protected] to request an invitation.
For more than a decade, scholars and policymakers have debated the central notion of identifiability in privacy law. De-identification, the process of removing personally identifiable information from data collected, stored and used by organizations, was once viewed as a silver bullet allowing organizations to reap data benefits while at the same time avoiding risks and legal requirements.
Over half a century ago, Jane Jacobs sparked a revolution in urban planning with her 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, challenging the first wave of progressive urban renewal policies for failing to respect the needs and diversity of city-dwellers. The urban redevelopment projects against which Jacobs fought aspired to revitalize and modernize U.S. cities in the postwar era, but failed to produce concrete results.