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With schedules changing as frequently as they do, we can’t be sure what’s on tap for tomorrow. But we already know where we’ll be on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. We’ll be at the FTC’s third PrivacyCon – a gathering of researchers, academics, industry members, consumer advocates, and government representatives talking about the privacy and security implications of emerging technologies.

PrivacyCon 2018 also will focus on the economics of privacy, including how to quantify the harms that result from companies’ failure to secure consumer information and how to balance the costs and benefits of privacy-protective technologies and practices.

In addition to inviting experts to tell us about their latest research, the Call for Presentations asks a series of questions to help frame the discussion.  Topics include:

  • The nature and evolution of privacy and security risks.  What new privacy and security issues arise from emerging technologies like the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, etc.? What are the greatest threats to consumer privacy right now?
  • Quantifying costs and benefits of privacy from a consumer perspective.  How do you quantify the costs and benefits to consumers of keeping data about them private?  How do you quantify the risk of harm to consumers from exposure of their information? How do you quantify the probability and magnitude of consumer harm? Does it vary depending on the type of information breached?
  • Quantifying costs and benefits from a business perspective.  What are the costs and benefits of implementing security by design and other privacy-protective technologies? What are the most efficient ways of protecting consumers’ privacy and security? How can businesses measure the risks of existing vulnerabilities in their systems? When multiple parties are involved – for example, app developers, carriers, operating systems, and ad networks – how should responsibility be allocated if privacy is compromised?
  • Incentives, market failures, and interventions.  What are the incentives for manufacturers and software developers to implement privacy and security by design and to keep security up to date? Are there sustained market failures? What about market successes? Are there tools that could help consumers or businesses mitigate market failures? If there are sustained market failures in privacy and data security, what should be done about it?

The Call for Presentations describes the submission process in detail. The deadline for submissions is November 17, 2017.


How can I volunteer for this event? I specialize in consumer protection with emphasis on accommodations for people with disabilities/elders/vulnerable adults as a private consultant and public advocate.

Thank you

Hi, ANNA.  The Call for Presentations includes details about the application process. PrivacyCon 2018 is open to the public and will be webcast.

What's the point, & is it to Late to BIG to STOP big businesses?
Okay I am staying this... Big Corporations do what they want, anyway with little to zero fines.
When did it become okay not to follow federal or state mandatory laws?

Here is a perfect example.... Follow my brief, yet simple, logic.

1.) Private corporations are in business to make or be profitable.

2.) Pennsylvania has a state minimum wage law. (If I asked someone "hey work for me 8 hours today for 2.00 a day and had over 100 employees would I not be in trouble?"
3.) Well contrary to popular belief you cannot sign away your constitutional rights, yet privately owned jail's technically are ran by the inmate's themselves.

4.) Typically about 80% of all work accomplished is from inmate's.

5.) Why is it that a privately​ run prisons set up as "S" or "C" corps or even an LLC. BUT, DONT HAVE TO PAY MINIMUM WAGE?

6.) THEY CALL IT A PRIVALAGE TO BE ABLE TO WORK while being a prisoner. Yet hitherto, THATS A VERBAL CONTRACT, IM AWARE, and state law mandates private corporations to pay minimum wages.
7.) Are we allowing PRIVATE COMPANIES that are incarcerating people seperate law's? Are they in anyway above the Law?


If 50% of your finished product (item in retail) is constructed in America, it can say made in America, but when 75% - 90% of an establishment is ran by people receiving pennies that greatly effects the unemployment rate. And if there in it for profit, this leaves room for shady dealings to occur. And should be deemed unconscionably inmoral, inhumane, unjustified as human beings.

* Don't mistake my stance that violence and violent offender's have no right in society as certain people belong incarcerated.
I'm not even saying it's a race thing, it's not!

I want to make this very clear, the UNITED STATES has become so heavily survalenced, from the top down to the bottom that this will be it's demise, we ruined and killed so many generations, okay I agree get rid of the week. Fine, but will we have more German scientist to steal this time? As China infringes on copyright law after law, real smart of Mr. Clinton, until they got into Boeing.
For what costs are to great exactly?
To bring back jobs and factories?

There is no problem with today's minimum wages they are the same they were 50 years ago except we aloud the government to take from us slowly ever increasing more and more taxes.

I hear constantly class action lawsuits 590 million, but if the company profitted 5 billion what the point?

Owe I get the point, I was unaware a check for $5.70 cents was sitting for me in a government building and once I am part of a class action lawsuit against a company your no longer entitled to ever sue them again.

So as more and more companies​ merge more class actions the more I realize the American dream was nothing but a pipe dream.

Or another 1949 gold rush!
I have and still would put my life on the line for this country, I'll will be at privacyCon 3. Until then GODSPEED.


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