The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda for its January 14th PrivacyCon, which it describes as a conference
to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including whitehat researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and government regulators, to discuss the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security. The FTC called for research to be presented at the conference.
The conference has 5 key tracks:
- The Current State of Online Privacy
- Consumers’ Privacy Expectations
- Big Data and Algorithms: Transparency Tools Revealing Data Discrimination
- Economics of Privacy & Security
- Security and Usability
The full agenda is here. The conference will include remarks by FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Commissioner Julie Brill and Lori Cranor, the Carnegie Mellon professor recently appointed as the FTC’s Chief Technologist.
In addition, the FTC is continuing its “Start With Security” workshops for Startups, with the third workshop taking place on February 9th at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, and will be co-sponsored by the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab and the University of Washington School of Law Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic.