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Volume: 13 Number: 19

Title: World Privacy Forum

Source/Sponsoring Agency: World Privacy Forum


Date Checked: 5/14/2008      Status: Active

Date Annotated: 5/14/2008

Topics: Consumer Protection Law; Employment Law

Other keywords: Information Law; Privacy

Contents: As a non-partisan, non-profit public interest group, the World Privacy Forum focuses on "conducting in-depth research, analysis, and consumer education in the area of privacy." The Forum conducts longitudinal research, nationally and internationally, in health care, technology, and in finance. Of note, the Forum has done ground-breaking work in "medical identity theft," coining the term in a report. The website highlights the groupís research projects. The site provides an index to the Forumís reports, analysis, testimony, agency comments, and issue briefs, all of which are available in full text. Subjects in the index include cookies, data breaches, DNA, and resume privacy. The index also provides access to the various landing pages that address the main topics addressed by the Forum. These include genetic privacy, medical privacy, and workplace privacy. There is a separate page for public comments submitted by the Forum, and these are categorized by specific federal agency. As well, an extensive list of links to related organizations is offered in the Resources section.

Author of Annotation: M. Morrison

Last Modified: 6/20/2012