Organizations must lead with privacy and ethics when researching and implementing neurotechnology: FPF and IBM Live event and report release

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A New FPF and IBM Report and Live Event Explores Questions About Transparency, Consent, Security, and Accuracy of Data

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the IBM Policy Lab released recommendations for promoting privacy and mitigating risks associated with neurotechnology, specifically with brain-computer interface (BCI). The new report provides developers and policymakers with actionable ways this technology can be implemented while protecting the privacy and rights of its users.

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“We have a prime opportunity now to implement strong privacy and human rights protections as brain-computer interfaces become more widely used,” said Jeremy Greenberg, Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum. “Among other uses, these technologies have tremendous potential to treat people with diseases and conditions like epilepsy or paralysis and make it easier for people with disabilities to communicate, but these benefits can only be fully realized if meaningful privacy and ethical safeguards are in place.”

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