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The Federal Trade Commission will host a series of day-long public roundtable discussions to explore the privacy challenges posed by the vast array of 21st century technology and business practices that collect and use consumer data. Such practices include social networking, cloud computing, online behavioral advertising, mobile marketing, and the collection and use of information by retailers, data brokers, third-party applications, and other diverse businesses. The goal of the roundtables is to determine how best to protect consumer privacy while supporting beneficial uses of the information and technological innovation.
- December 7, 2009 - FTC, Washington, DC
- January 28, 2010 - Berkley, CA
- March 17, 2010 - FTC, Washington, DC
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Request for Comments
Interested parties are invited to submit written comments electronically or in paper form. Comments should refer to "Privacy Roundtables - Comment, Project No. P095416", to facilitate the organization of comments. Please note that your comment -- including your name and your state -- will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including on the publicly accessible FTC website, at www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm. The comment period will remain open until April 14, 2010. Commenters may address any of the issues raised at the three privacy roundtables.
Because your comment will be made public, it should not include any sensitive personal information, such as your or any other person’s Social Security Number; date of birth; driver’s license number or other state identification number, or foreign country equivalent; passport number; financial account number; or credit or debit card number. Your comment also should not include any sensitive health information, such as medical records or other individually identifiable health information. In addition, your comment should not include any "[t]rade secret or any commercial or financial information which is obtained from any person and which is privileged or confidential. . . .," as provided in Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and Commission Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2). Comments containing material for which confidential treatment is requested must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled "Confidential," and must comply with FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 C.F.R. § 4.9(c).
Because paper mail addressed to the FTC is subject to delay due to heightened security screening, please consider submitting your comment in electronic form, by using the following weblink: public.commentworks.com/ftc/privacyroundtable2 (and following the instructions on the web-based form). To ensure that the Commission considers an electronic comment, you must file it on the web-based form at the weblink: public.commentworks.com/ftc/privacyroundtable2 .
If you decide to file your comment in paper form, it should include the "Privacy Roundtables - Comment, Project No. P095416" reference both in the text and on the envelope, and should be mailed or delivered to the following address:
The FTC is requesting that any comment filed in paper form be sent by courier or overnight service, if possible, because U.S. postal mail in the Washington area and at the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security precautions.
The questions for comment in conjunction with the third roundtable were:
The questions for comment in conjunction with the second roundtable were:
The initial questions for comment in conjunction with the first roundtable were: