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The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a seminar on Consumer Generated and Controlled Health Data tomorrow, and invites webcast viewers to submit questions online. Staff will live-tweet the seminar, and take questions via Twitter, Facebook, and email.

The seminar, which is part of the FTC’s spring privacy series, will examine how consumers are taking a more active role in managing and generating their own health data. FTC Chief Technologist Latanya Sweeney will kick-off the seminar with a presentation on health data flows, followed by a presentation on data sharing by select health and fitness apps by Jared Ho, an attorney in the FTC’s mobile unit. Panelists will discuss the ways consumers are increasingly managing and generating their own health data, and the potential benefits and privacy implications of these emerging technologies.

The live webcast will begin at 10 a.m. EDT. Viewers can submit questions throughout the day via the following channels:

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

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

Email: Submit questions via email to

Staff will do their best to answer as many questions from the audience and online during the seminar as they can.

Note: This link for the webcast will be active five minutes before the seminar start time.

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Contact Information

Cheryl Warner
Office of Public Affairs

Cora Han
Bureau of Consumer Protection

Kristen Anderson
Bureau of Consumer Protection