1. World Privacy Forum - Congressional Testimony Data Brokers: What Information Do Data Brokers Have on Consumers?

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    Pam Dixon gave this testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee on December 18, 2013 at a hearing dedicated to shedding light on data broker industry practices and how that affects consumers. The full testimony contains numerous examples of data broker activities, consumer scoring, and discusses the solutions that are needed, including a requirement for data broker opt out. You can read the full testimony at: http://www.worldprivacyforum.org/2013/12/testimony-what-information-do-data-brokers-have-on-consumers/.

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    • Health Tech Highlights from CES 2015

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      From advanced biosensors to healthy cities in China to robots and telemedicine, this is WPF's take on the key trends and technologies at the 2015 Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.

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      • World Privacy Forum: Thoughts on Privacy in India, India 2012

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        WPF Executive Director Pam Dixon shares her perceptions of the clash between privacy and technology in India: ancient culture meets high-tech.

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        • The new world of advanced health sensors

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          Health sensors -- devices that can detect blood pressure and other bio readings -- have advanced tremendously in the past few years. While many are familiar with fitness devices that monitor activities such as number of footsteps, new and very sophisticated sensors are gathering much more detailed and intensive information. For example, clinical-grade optical sensors can measure a variety of bio-readings to new degrees of accuracy and detail. In this video filmed at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, we explore some of the new sensors, what they can measure, how they have been used in clinical settings in the past, what role predictive analytics plays, and more.

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          • World Privacy Forum: Medical Privacy, India 2012

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            While researching privacy in India, Executive Director Pam Dixon had an opportunity to do some personal research within the India health care system after a motorcycle spill that required an MRI and other health care. This video explores her experience as a privacy expert experiencing the India health care system from the inside.

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            • Health Tech -- Robots and remote doctor visits: telemedicine updates (CES 2015, interview, Double Robotics)

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              Telemedicine is all about finding solutions for the times when a visit to a doctor's office isn't possible, and a phone call isn't enough for a visual diagnosis. Sleek wheeled robots that allow for visual communication is one of the new ways being used to connect doctors and patients. The Mayo Clinic, Kaiser, and other health providers are in testing to see how doctors can use telemedicine robots to conduct patient interactions. In this video, the company Double Robotics walks us through how the robots look, move, and operate (via an iPad) and how they are already being used in clinical settings today.

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              • Biometrics: SMACS biometric access control

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                In this video, the SMACS access control technology is used to conduct a 3D biometric scan at an entry point and grant or deny a person access, including in a potential hostage situation. It is a good example of how biometrics technologies are used today in commercial environments. More info on SMACS: SMACS stands for Smart Airlock Control System. These systems are used commercially, for example, in some Swiss banks and in a variety of sensitive data centers, airports, and other physical locations where entry must be secure. SMACS systems can contain a variety of sophisticated 3D biometric scanners, for example, to determine how many people are in an entry area, with some systems also using 3D face recognition readers. This video is part of the World Privacy Forum series of biometric videos. This footage was shot on location in London, at the Biometrics 2013 conference.

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                • World Privacy Forum: Re-Imagining Privacy in a Digital Era, India 2012

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                  In a series of five videos, we outline and share the key privacy issues we have been researching in India, and offer a first-seen peek into a world that is not often seen or experienced in Western policy circles. This video is the first in the series, and it outlines how privacy today must be reimagined, in India, and in the US. Film location: Karnataka, India. Click to subscribe, or just follow us on our home page http://www.worldprivacyforum.org, or via Facebook or Twitter. Twitter: @PrivacyForum Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorldPrivacyForum

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                  • Biometrics -- Automatic Border Control Entry Point Demo (Facial Recognition)

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                    The World Privacy Forum participated in Biometrics 2013 in London. We spoke on a panel on privacy and biometrics, and we explored the newest advances in biometric technologies. These videos offer a brief glimpse into some of the most important biometric devices and tech being used and developed today. This video is of an automatic border control entry point biometric technology that uses facial recognition to allow or disallow entry. For more information: http://www.worldprivacyforum.org For more biometrics: http://www.worldprivacyforum.org/category/biometrics/

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                    • Biometrics -- Mobile Biometric Collection Unit

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                      The World Privacy Forum participated in Biometrics 2013 in London. We spoke on a panel on privacy and biometrics, and we explored the newest advances in biometric technologies at the conference exhibition. This video is about the Seek Avenger, a sophisticated mobile biometric collection unit. This unit can collect iris scans, fingerprints, face scans, which it can wirelessly send back to a biometric database for identity comparison.

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