WASHINGTON (1/5/16)--PrivacyCon, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) upcoming event, will feature 19 presentations on consumer privacy and security, as well as policy discussion sessions, the agency announced last week. The conference will take place Jan. 14 at the FTC’s Constitution Center Conference Facility.
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, followed by a short discussion session addressing the issues more broadly.
According to the FTC, research presented at PrivacyCon will address such issues as how consumers’ understanding of privacy online squares with the options about their privacy that they are provided, tools to analyze the way consumers’ information is shared and used online, and the effectiveness of programs to track security vulnerabilities.
The researchers represent a number of institutions, including universities from the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Australia.
First announced in August 2015, the conference is intended to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, from advocates to academics, to discuss the latest consumer privacy and security issues and trends.
The event will kick off at 9 a.m. (ET) with remarks from FTC Chair Edith Ramirez, and will continue to 5:20 p.m. (ET). The event will be streamed live online.