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The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a one-day workshop on the Internet of Things on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C., and invites participants watching the webcast to submit questions for moderators online. Staff will live-tweet the workshop and take questions via Twitter, Facebook, and email.

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will provide the opening remarks at the Internet of Things: Privacy & Security in a Connected World, and Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen will provide remarks after lunch. Vint Cerf, co-creator of the Internet’s key networking technology, will give the keynote address. Panelists will discuss privacy, the smart home, connected health and fitness devices and apps, connected cars, and broader privacy and security issues raised by the Internet of Things. A complete agenda is available now online.

The live webcast will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET. Viewers can submit questions throughout the day via the following channels:

Twitter: Commission staff will tweet workshop agenda and highlights from the @FTC Twitter account and use the hashtag #FTCIoT.

Facebook: Post questions to the FTC’s Facebook page in the workshop status thread.

Email: Submit questions via email to

Staff will do their best to answer as many questions as possible from the audience and online during the workshop.

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Contact Information


Cheryl Hackley
Office of Public Affairs


Karen Jagielski
Bureau of Consumer Protection