FTC to Host R&D Networking Event as Part of PrivacyCon 2017

Forum Aims to Spur Government and Non-Profit Supporters to Boost New Research

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As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s PrivacyCon forum in January, the FTC will host a privacy research and development networking event on Jan. 11, 2017, designed to provide a platform for government agencies and non-profits that fund or support privacy research to share information about their programs with researchers.

The event, which will be hosted in Washington, D.C., complements the recently released National Privacy Research Strategy (NPRS), which calls for funding for privacy research, coordination across federal agencies, and mechanisms to facilitate the alignment of privacy research with real-world requirements.

The networking event will be structured in an exhibition style, enabling attendees to circulate among the various participating organizations to learn more about their research and collaboration opportunities.  Participating organizations will include those that offer research grants, fellowships, scholarships, internships, or publication forums for privacy research, as well as organizations interested in partnering on privacy research or providing privacy researchers with access to data, software or other resources.

The event will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the FTC’s Constitution Center offices at 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC, in conference rooms A, B and C.

Agencies and non-profits wishing to participate in the networking event should review the requirements for participation. The deadline for agencies to request to participate is December 9, 2016.

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Contact Information

MEDIA CONTACT: 
Justin Cole,
Office of Public Affairs
202-326-3330

STAFF CONTACT:
Lorrie Cranor,
Chief Technologist
lcranor@ftc.gov

Jessica Lyon,
Bureau of Consumer Protection
202-326-2344