About TPP

TPP’s goal is to create ongoing momentum to update personal information handling policies, practices and tools to match the world-class technologies that power our networked world.  We believe that we can support advances in the ways organizations, including business and government, collect, store, use, share and manage personal information, encouraging more respect for the ‘digital human’ the data represents.  To this end, TPP sponsors research and facilitates informed dialog to promote practical solutions and policy frameworks that foster responsible information sharing while preventing, to the extent possible, inappropriate access to and use of personal information.

 2013 Research Proposals Process

We live in a world of growing interconnection where technology is ever more integrated into both our work and personal lives, resulting in both significant economic and societal benefits.  Those beneficial uses of technology may also create more possibilities for exposing personal information including interests, beliefs, associations, thoughts and actions; these uses connect individuals, communities, the public and the government in new and unexpected ways.  Apart from exposing information as incidental to the use of a service, a new range of bad actors has emerged that seeks to exploit such information accessibility for financial gain.

Technology developments and innovation outpace government’s ability to create new laws, regulations and policies to protect personal data.  In a world of diverse devices and interconnected, networked environments, existing tools have limited ability to address many privacy and data protections issues.  Even commercial and government tools are challenged to keep pace with emerging business models and ways in which information can be used.

In this ever more interconnected context, TPP is committed to directing targeted research, fostering appropriate stakeholder dialog, and promoting practical technical solutions and policy frameworks related to existing and emerging models of information collection, use and governance. Our goal is to facilitate and enhance the collaboration among government, business and individuals to design and implement frameworks and systems that address emerging privacy, security and governance concerns through the development of policy and technical solutions that promote responsible information sharing while preventing, to the extent possible, inappropriate access to and use of personal information.

TPP will consider, on an ongoing basis, research proposals in line with our mission statement that consider the following factors:

  1. Addresses practical challenges and seeks solutions to real world conditions
  2. Supports developing public policy reforms that address challenges faced by organization who collect, store, use, share and manage personal information
  3. Helps organizations to enhance data governance capabilities and capacities
  4. Capable of broad deployment, adoption and implementation

Please submit a brief abstract describing your project including timeline and researches involved with the work.  Please note that TPP prefers to take on projects for which we are not the sole funders.   Submissions will be accepted at info@theprivacyprojects.org.

Review and Approval Process

Proposals will be accepted for consideration upon submission.  The Board of Directors will review and evaluate each proposal based on the following elements:

  1. Distinct Contribution: TPP will strive to support innovative research that brings new issues and perspectives to the privacy policy dialogue;
  2. Impact: TPP will strive to support research on topics that will advance organizations’ management and stewardship of personal information; and,
  3. Influence:  TPP will strive to support research that will be influential.

Decisions on funding will be made and notified subject to a Board decisions.   The Board will review submissions on a quarterly basis (March, June, September, December) and make a determination on funding.

Please contact info@theprivacyprojects.org for questions or for more information.



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