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The Federal Trade Commission has announced the final agenda for a conference that will examine the state of identity theft now and how it may evolve in the future. The event will take place on May 24, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen will deliver keynote remarks at the “Planning for the Future” conference. The event will bring together industry representatives, consumer advocates, government officials, and others.

The daylong conference will include panel discussions on how identity thieves acquire and use consumer information, how websites trade in stolen consumer information, the impact of identity theft on financial services, health care and other sectors, the challenges that identity theft victims face, and resources available to identity theft victims. In addition, FTC technical experts will give a presentation describing how consumer data available online is used by malicious actors.

The conference, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the FTC’s Constitution Center, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC 20024. The conference will be webcast live. Additional information about the conference can be found on the event page.

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Contact Information

Juliana Gruenwald Henderson
Office of Public Affairs

John Krebs
Bureau of Consumer Protection