FTC seeks presenters for 2018's PrivacyCon

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 12, 2017

WASHINGTON  (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced June 7 that it is seeking presenters for its third PrivacyCon, which is scheduled for Feb. 28, 2018.

The 2018 PrivacyCon will involve collaboration between privacy and security researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and the government, as well as research examining the privacy and security implications of emerging technologies. 

Among the keynote technologies are the Internet of things, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. The 2018 event specifically will focus on the economics of privacy, as in how companies can quantify the results of hacks and failures to keep consumer information secure. The FTC seeks presenters to promote discussion on these topics.

“Deepening the FTC’s understanding of the economics of privacy and consumer harm in the context of information exposure is integral to the FTC’s enforcement and educational efforts,” said acting FTC chairwoman Maureen K. Ohlhausen. “I have made studying the economics of privacy a centerpiece of my consumer protection agenda, and I hope that PrivacyCon 2018 will highlight important research in this area.”

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