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How would we describe PrivacyCon 2020? Is it Burning Man without the flames? The New Orleans Jazz Festival – minus the jazz and the festival? The best way to know what PrivacyCon is all about is to mark your calendar for July 21, 2020, and attend the FTC’s fifth annual gathering of leading privacy researchers. And check out our Call for Presentations to see if PrivacyCon would be a good forum for your recent research.

PrivacyCon 2020 logoLike its four predecessors, PrivacyCon 2020 will consider the broad range of privacy and data security issues. But this time we’re also taking a deeper dive into the privacy of health information that is collected, stored, and transmitted by apps. We’re looking for experts who can summarize their current research in a 10-minute presentation, followed by a panel discussion applying those findings to questions of consumer protection law and policy.

The Call for Presentations outlines the eligibility requirements and details the type of topics we hope to cover at PrivacyCon 2020. For consideration as a PrivacyCon presenter, apply by April 10, 2020.

PrivacyCon 2020 will take place at the FTC’s Constitution Center conference facility, 400 7th Street, S.W., in Washington, DC. It’s free and open to the public and we’ll webcast the event live. In the meantime, make plans to join leading privacy researchers in Washington on July 21st and consider submitting your research for discussion at PrivacyCon 2020.

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October 11, 2019
No one has asked, but I would like to submit that the name of these events be changed from PrivacyCon. I dont know if this is intentionally and so offensively named as it is also quite clever. These presentations are a day late and a dollar short. The content is weak and dated. Even a "lay person" such as myself, is well beyond what is covered. In the real world, government and its agencies have sat out this 15+ years of personal info grab at our expense as consumers, patients and supposedly benefactors of a constitution written to shore up our lives against the lack of duty and care that has been perpatrated against us with just this theft of my personal property discussed here. Example: If I read one more time the vague, unnamed, so-called "third party" reference in another websites nonprivacy policy, I will simply run out of the house like my hair is on fire. This is busy work and many of us are not fooled by the passive role the FTC and other groups play whilst we are violated daily. Enough said. I guess PrivacyCon is the perfect name for this. It is absolutely just that - a con job on the American people who now have zero privacy or security. Shame on all of us and the side of history we have come down on.

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