The FTC hosted its fourth annual PrivacyCon on June 27, 2019. For PrivacyCon 2019, the FTC was seeking research presentations on a wide range of consumer privacy and security issues, with a particular focus on the economics driving those issues. The call for presentations sought empirical research responding to several questions, including:
- What new privacy and security issues arise from emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality?
- What are the greatest threats to consumer privacy today?
- How can one quantify the costs and benefits to consumers of keeping data about them private?
- What are the incentives for manufacturers and software developers to implement privacy and security by design in their goods or services and keep security up to date?
- Is there evidence that the market is able to provide efficient levels of privacy and data security?
Information on how to submit a presentation can be found in the call for presentations. The deadline for submissions was March 15, 2019.
PrivacyCon was free and open to the public, and will be held at the FTC’s Constitution Center Office, located at 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC. PrivacyCon was also webcast live.
We welcome people with disabilities. The FTC will accommodate as many attendees as possible; however, admittance will be limited to seating availability. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for accommodations should be submitted to Elizabeth Kraszewski via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (202) 326-3087. Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed. In addition, please allow at least five business days advance notice for accommodation requests; last minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible to accommodate.