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Event Description

The FTC hosted its sixth annual PrivacyCon on July 27, 2021. PrivacyCon 2021 brought together a diverse group of stakeholders, including researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and government regulators, to discuss the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security. The call for presentations sought empirical research and demonstrations on such issues as:

  • The nature and evolution of privacy and security risks;
  • privacy and security issues related to working from home;
  • the costs and benefits of privacy and security;
  • effectiveness of consumer privacy and security disclosures:
  • algorithmic bias and ensuring fairness in algorithmic use; and
  • privacy-enhancing technologies for consumers.

Information on how to submit a presentation can be found in the call for presentations.  The deadline for submissions was April 9, 2021.

No pre-registration was required.  The event was free and open to the public and webcast on the FTC’s website at

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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.