FTC To Host Wireless Workshop

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The Federal Trade Commission will host a two-day, public workshop beginning December 11 at 1:00 p.m. to examine emerging wireless Internet and data technologies and to provide a forum for discussion of the privacy, security and consumer protection issues raised by these new technologies.

The agenda for the workshop is as follows:


12:00 p.m.

Public Sign-In Begins
Demonstration tables will remain open throughout the workshop.

1:00 to 1:10 p.m.

Opening Remarks
Robert Pitofsky, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission

Issue #1: Technology and Business Models

1:15 to 2:40 p.m.

The Wireless World - Where are we today? Where are we going?

2:40 to 3:00 p.m.

The International Experience: Wireless in Europe

3:20 to 4:30 p.m.

Business Models, Consumer Relationships and M-Commerce Roundtable Discussion

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Opportunities and Challenges: Industry and Consumer Perspectives Roundtable Discussion


Issue #2: Privacy and Security

8:30 a.m.

Public Sign-In Begins

9:00 to 9:10 a.m.

Introductory Remarks Commissioner Mozelle Thompson, Federal Trade Commission

9:10 to 10:20 a.m.

Introduction to Privacy & Security Issues Roundtable Discussion

10:20 to 10:30a.m.

Statutory Background: E-911 and The FCC's Rules

10:50 to 11:20 a.m.

Generation and Control of Location Information

11:20 to 12:30 p.m.

Location-Based Services and Advertising: Possibilities and Privacy Concerns Roundtable Discussion

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

Building Privacy & Security Solutions into the Technological Architecture Roundtable Discussion

2:45 to 3:30 p.m.

Emerging Self-Regulatory Initiatives

Issue # 3: Advertising and Privacy Disclosures

3:45 to 5:15 p.m.

Wireless Advertising: What Forms Will It Take and How Will Disclosures Be Made? Roundtable Discussion

5:15 to 5:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks Jodie Bernstein, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission


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