PrivacyCon 2020: What you’ll see on the webcast

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PrivacyCon is going virtual this year. As the just-released agenda for the fifth annual Gathering of the Gurus demonstrates, you’ll want to mark July 21, 2020, on your calendar and watch the webcast for thought-provoking research into topics related to consumer privacy and data security.

PrivacyCon 2020FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Andrew Smith will convene PrivacyCon at 9:00 AM Eastern Time. Session #1 will explore privacy and security issues related to Health Apps, including mental health apps and sensor technologies that power apps. Bias in AI Algorithms is the topic of Session #2. Session #3 will explore The Internet of Things and will include a discussion of privacy and security labeling.

The afternoon panels will convene at 1:15 ET. Session #4 will consider the privacy implications of Specific Technologies – Cameras, Smart Speakers, and Apps. Section #5 will discuss International Privacy, with an exploration of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The focus of Session #6: Miscellaneous Privacy/Security – for example, data deletion and opt-out choices, security certification in the payment card industry, and consumers’ adoption and abandonment of security, privacy, and identity theft protection practices.

Minutes before the 9:00 ET start time on July 21st, we’ll post a link on the PrivacyCon event page so you can watch the webcast live.


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