October 20, 2016

Major FTC Event on Consumer Privacy and Security Issues, PrivacyCon, Will Be Webcast Live Tomorrow


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.

Background From FTC:

2016-01-13_12-38-59…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.

Direct to Complete Agenda, Session Abstracts, and Speaker Bios

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The presentation includes an update from Alison Macrina, Librarian and Founder/Director of the Library Freedom Project.

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.