1: The Consumer Experience
2: The Business Experience
Technology has been widely heralded as a
promising solution to the challenges presented by consumer
privacy and information security. A number of products promise
to help consumers and businesses control sensitive information
and guard against internal and external threats; technology
is also frequently cited as the best method for managing information
and ensuring information security. As more and more consumers
use “always on” Internet connections and share personal information
online, it is useful to examine the current role of technology
in addressing privacy and security issues.
The workshops being announced will focus on the role technology plays for both consumers and businesses. Consumers may have more technologies available to help them protect their personal information, but it is unclear whether consumers are using these technologies and whether these products reflect the needs of consumers in this area. Businesses may also be using new technologies to scan their Web sites for vulnerabilities and encode privacy restrictions directly into stored data, but it is equally unclear whether technology is meeting the privacy and security needs of businesses.
The workshops will foster a wide-ranging discussion on these issues. They will also examine whether and what progress has been made in the security area since the Federal Trade Commission’s May 2002 workshop on consumer information security.
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|Staff Workshop Report: Technologies for Protecting Personal Information [PDF only 48K]|
Consumer Experience: Panelist Presentations
Business Experience: Panelist Presentations
|Federal Register Notice|
The comment period for filing comments pertaining to the workshop has been extended through June 20th. Instructions for filing comments can be found in the Federal Register Notice.
|Consumer & Business Information|