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The Federal Trade Commission released the final agenda for its annual PrivacyCon event, which will take place online on November 1, 2022. This year’s event will feature research presentations on commercial surveillance, automated decision making and a range of other topics.

FTC Chair Lina M. Khan will provide opening remarks to kick off the event. Her remarks will be followed by seven panel discussions on research on such topics as:

  • Commercial surveillance
  • Automated decision-making systems
  • Children’s privacy
  • Devices that listen to users
  • Augmented reality and virtual reality
  • Interfaces and dark patterns, and
  • Advertising technology

Information about the panelists and PrivacyCon can be found on the event page. The event will begin at 9 a.m. ET and be live streamed on the FTC’s website, A link to watch the event will be posted the day of the event. Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag: #PrivacyCon22.

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Jamie Hine
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