FTC Announces New Date for Internet of Things Workshop

Workshop Will Take Place Nov. 19

For Your Information

The Federal Trade Commission has announced a new date for its planned workshop on the privacy and security of the Internet of Things. The workshop will now be held on Nov. 19, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

The workshop will address a wide variety of issues related to the ability of everyday devices to communicate with each other and with people, which is becoming more prevalent and is often referred to as the Internet of Things.

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Contact Information

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jay Mayfield
Office of Public Affairs

202-326-2181
STAFF CONTACT:
Karen Jagielski
Bureau of Consumer Protection
202-326-2509