As 2022 comes to an end, we wanted to reflect on a year that saw the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) expand its presence both domestically and around the globe, while producing engaging events, thought-provoking analysis, and insightful publications.
In 2022, FPF closely followed and advised upon significant developments in Asia, the European Union, Africa, and Latin America. We also discussed privacy and data protection with many of you at key conferences and events across the globe including in Washington, DC, Brussels, Singapore, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, and Rio de Janeiro.
FPF saw its presence in Asia continue to grow as the FPF Asia-Pacific office entered its second year. We introduced expert Josh Lee Kok Thong as Managing Director of FPF’s activities in the region. During FPF Asia-Pacific’s opening, we announced a partnership with the Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI) to support the convergence of data protection regulations and best privacy practices. As part of this partnership, FPF and ABLI published a joint series of comprehensive reports exploring the role and limits of consent in data protection laws and regulations of 14 jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region. This months-long dissemination culminated in a detailed comparative report on the requirements for processing personal data and was launched alongside the 58th Asia-Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum hosted by the Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore.
FPF remains consistently active in the European Union, with several engaging events bringing together the European data privacy community and numerous thought-provoking blogs, reports, and analyses