FTC to Host Town Hall Meeting to Explore the Mobile Marketplace Issues

Media Advisory

 

WHAT: Two-day Town Hall meeting to explore the evolving mobile commerce marketplace and its implications for consumer protection policy. Industry experts, academics, consumer advocates, privacy professionals and government analysts will discuss topics such as the use of text messaging and related messaging services as instruments of commerce; consumers’ ability to control mobile applications; the adaptation of advertising to mobile devices, including the challenges presented by small screen disclosures; mobile commerce practices targeting children and teens; industry best practices in preventing fraud, disclosing costs, and resolving billing disputes; evolving security threats and solutions; and next-generation products and services. The event is free and open to the public.
WHEN: May 6 & 7, 2008
WHERE: FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

A government issued photo ID is required for entry.
A wireless hotspot is available for Internet access at the Conference Center.

A copy of the agenda can be found at: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/workshops/mobilemarket/agenda.pdf

Reporters and others interested in this event but who are unable to attend, can view the conference via Webcast by accessing the following link at the start of the event:
http://htc-01.media.globix.net/COMP008760MOD1/ftc_web/FTCindex.html.

Contact Information

Contact:
Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2180