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Press Statement 16-007

Statement from France Córdova in support of the National Privacy Research Strategy

Strategy aims to enhance privacy in the digital era


Dr. France A. Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation (NSF)

July 7, 2016

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"The National Science Foundation (NSF) has long supported fundamental research on approaches that enhance privacy in the digital era," said France Córdova, NSF director. "The National Privacy Research Strategy describes how federal agencies will support innovations that further improve privacy as information and communication technologies advance. NSF’s continued leadership in privacy research, in alignment with the National Privacy Research Strategy, will help to enhance opportunities for IT innovation, sustaining the Nation’s security, as well as its overall economic competitiveness.”


The National Privacy Research Strategy establishes objectives for federally funded privacy research, provides a structure for coordinating research and development in privacy enhancing technologies, and encourages multidisciplinary research that recognizes the responsibilities of the government and the needs of society.

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