The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) “PrivacyCon” event is scheduled to take place in Washington D.C. tomorrow (January 14, 2015) and it will be webcast live beginning at 9:00 am Eastern Time (-5 GMT).
A link to the live webcast will be available at the top of this page tomorrow morning.
…PrivacyCon, a first-of-its-kind FTC event featuring 19 presentations of original research regarding important consumer privacy and security issues by leading academics from universities and think tanks from around the world .
The conference, which will take place in Washington on Jan. 14, 2016, will also include discussion sessions about the policy implications of the research being conducted with thought leaders from academia, research, consumer advocacy, and industry.
FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will provide opening remarks, and Commissioner Julie Brill and newly appointed Chief Technologist Lorrie Cranor will also speak at the event.
The day will be divided into five major topic areas: the current state of online privacy, consumers’ privacy expectations, big data and algorithms, the economics of privacy and security, and security and usability. Within each topic area, researchers will present new research on the topic, which will be followed by a short discussion session addressing the issues more broadly.
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The presentation includes an update from Alison Macrina, Librarian and Founder/Director of the Library Freedom Project.