FTC to Host Public Workshop on Consumer Information Security

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The Federal Trade Commission will host a two-day public workshop to explore issues related to the security of consumers' computers and the personal information stored in them or in company databases. Topics for the session will include:

  • The current state of consumer information security;
  • Steps consumers can take to secure their information and what businesses are doing to educate consumers about these steps;
  • Existing business models that help consumers maintain security;
  • Steps that businesses that maintain consumer information can take to improve their own security;
  • The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) security review;
  • Emerging standards for business security; and
  • Approaches that bear promise for improving security in the long term.



Panelists and presenters will include:

Richard A. Clarke, Special Advisor to the President for Cybersecurity Timothy J. Muris, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission Orson Swindle, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, and head of the U.S. delegation to the OECD Experts Group for Review of the 1992 Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems Experts from the privacy arena, security organizations, business and legal communities, academia, and the media

When: Monday, May 20, 2002 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.; Room 432
Washington, D.C. 20580
Contact: Office of Public Affairs

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