FTC to Hold PrivacyCon on January 14

By Renee Dopplick, ACM Director of Public Policy
December 22, 2015

The FTC will hold PrivacyCon, a consumer privacy and security conference, on January 14 in Washington, D.C. The conference is intended for security researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and regulators. The event will be free and open to the public. A live webcast will be available.

Expert panel and research presentations will address research and trends related to data de-identification, drones, big data, security by design techniques, new vulnerabilities, the Internet of Things, smart homes, voice-activation, and health/fitness apps and devices.

Participants will discuss the latest policy initiatives, ways to further collaboration between researchers and policymakers, and practical steps for companies and consumers to take to safeguard sensitive data.