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.
April 2016 Monthly MeetingApril 8, 2016
This month two top-level European officials joined the Privacy Coalition: Paul Nemitz, the Director for Fundamental rights and Union citizenship in the Directorate-General for Justice of the European Commission, and Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor. Both joined the Privacy Coalition on separate days to discuss the Privacy Shield, surveillance, EU Reform, and privacy and civil liberties in the digital age.
Posted by Jeramie D. Scott on April 8, 2016
November 2015 Monthly MeetingNovember 20, 2015
Department of Justice Inspector General, Michael Horowitz joined the Privacy Coalition on November 20. Mr. Horowitz oversees the Office of Inspector General, which is a statutorily created independent entity that provides oversight of Department of Justice employees and programs. The Inspector General discussed the recent reports his office has worked on and the priorities for the office moving forward.
Posted by Jeramie D. Scott on November 20, 2015
October 2015 Monthly MeetingOctober 19, 2015
Professor Shoshana Zuboff joined the Privacy Coalition on October 19. Professor Zuboff, named the "true prophet of the information age" by the Financial Times, is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor emerita at Harvard Business School. She joined the Privacy Coalition to discuss her work on " surveillance capitalism" and upcoming book, Master or Slave? The Fight for the Soul of Our Information Civilization.
Posted by Jeramie D. Scott on October 19, 2015
September 2015 Monthly MeetingSeptember 30, 2015
Dr. Frederik Borgesuis joined the Privacy Coalition on September 30. Dr. Borgesuis is a researcher at the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam. He researches profiling, privacy, data protection law, freedom of expression, and discrimination. He joined the Privacy Coalition to discuss his ongoing research into online price discrimination.
Posted by Jeramie D. Scott on September 30, 2015
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
EPIC, Coalition Oppose NSA Data Transfer Plan (April 8, 2016)
TACD Opposes "Privacy Shield," Urges Rejection by EU (April 7, 2016)
DHS, Federal Agencies Publish 2016 FOIA Reports (April 6, 2016)
EPIC Sues Agency for Drone Task Force Meeting Records (April 4, 2016)
FCC Moves Forward With Narrow Privacy Rules (March 31, 2016)
EPIC Scrutinizes DHS "Insider Threat" Database (March 29, 2016)