WASHINGTON (8/31/15)--The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a conference in January dedicated to exploring the latest trends in protecting consumer privacy. The event is dubbed PrivacyCon.
According to the FTC, the event will bring researchers, academics, industry representatives, federal policymakers and consumer advocates together to examine cutting-edge research in consumer security.
FTC Chair Edith Ramirez said PrivacyCon’s goal is to have “leading experts in privacy and data security sit at the table with us and other policymakers to discuss their original research findings and the implications for consumer privacy."
The FTC has issued a call for presentations containing original research on new vulnerabilities and how they might be exploited to harm consumers. More details will be provided on presentation topics by Sept. 10.
Panels at the event will address the research presentations, develop suggestions for collaboration between researchers and policymakers, and highlight steps companies and consumers can take to protect consumer information.
PrivacyCon is scheduled for Jan. 14 at the FTC’s Constitution Center offices. It will be free and open to the public, and a live video stream, archived video recording and transcript will be made available.