Think of it like Woodstock – minus the mud and the seven-minute solo by Santana’s drummer.
Set for January 14, 2016, PrivacyCon won’t offer “3 days of peace & music,” but the FTC is bringing together some of the most intriguing thinkers from universities and think tanks around the world to present 19 original studies on privacy-related topics.
The agenda was just released. What’s different about PrivacyCon? It puts the focus squarely on consumers – Who is the “reasonable consumer” in the digital context? Does their understanding of online privacy square with the options they’re presented? What’s the latest in the drive toward usable privacy policies?
Panels will focus on five areas:
- the current state of online privacy,
- consumers’ privacy expectations,
- big data and algorithms,
- the economics of privacy and security, and
- security and usability.
Within each topic, researchers will present their findings, followed by a discussion of the implications for consumer protection policy.
PrivacyCon begins at 9:00 a.m. with opening remarks from FTC Chairwoman Ramirez. Also featured: Commissioner Julie Brill and the FTC’s new Chief Technologist Lorrie Cranor.
The event will be held at the FTC’s Constitution Center conference facility, located at 400 7th Street, S.W., near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro in Washington, D.C. PrivacyCon is free and open to the public. We’ll also webcast it live. Check back here on the morning of the event for a link.