PrivacyCon 2017

PrivacyCon, Federal Trade Commission, January 12, 2017

Constitution Center 400 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20024 | Directions & Nearby

Event Description

The Federal Trade Commission’s next PrivacyCon will take place on January 12, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The agency’s second PrivacyCon will seek to continue and expand collaboration among leading whitehat researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and the government to address the privacy and security implications of emerging technologies.

The FTC’s first PrivacyCon, held January 14, 2016, brought together a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security.

It attracted over 300 attendees, 1,500 virtual attendees via webcast, and participants who presented research across the privacy spectrum – including on data security, online tracking, consumer perceptions of privacy, privacy disclosures, big data, and the economics of privacy.

Pre-Conference R&D Networking Event

The FTC will host a pre-conference research networking event on the afternoon of January 11, 2017. The event is designed to provide a platform for government agencies and non-profits that fund or support privacy research to share information about their programs with researchers. Please let us know that you plan to attend by sending an email to

Lunch Poster Session

There will be a poster session during the break at 1pm.


Both PrivacyCon, as well as the Pre-Conference R&D Networking Event, are free and open to the public. Registration for the Pre-Conference Event will open at 2:00 pm on January 11th, with the event starting at 2:30 pm. Registration for PrivacyCon will open at 7:45 am on January 12th, with opening remarks scheduled for 9:00 am. Be sure to bring a photo ID to enter the building, and leave enough time to get through security.

Researchers who wish to register in advance for the January 11 networking event should send email to There is no pre-registration for the January 12 PrivacyCon event.


This event will be publicly accessible via a live webcast as well.

View Research Submissions

The FTC accepted presentation proposals through October 3. View research submitted without a request for confidential treatment.

Event Details

FTC Privacy Policy

Under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) or other laws, we may be required to disclose to outside organizations the information you provide when you pre-register. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments, whether filed in paper or electronic form, and as a matter of discretion, we make every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments before posting them on the FTC website.

The FTC Act and other laws we administer permit the collection of your pre-registration contact information and the comments you file to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. For additional information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see the Commission’s comprehensive Privacy Policy.

This event is open to the public and may be photographed, videotaped, webcast, or otherwise recorded. By participating in this event, you are agreeing that your image — and anything you say or submit — may be posted indefinitely at or on one of the Commission's publicly available social media sites.