PrivacyCon 2017

Federal Trade Commission

02/28/2018 - 08:15 to 16:50

The 2018 PrivacyCon will expand collaboration among leading privacy and security researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and the government. As part of this initiative, the FTC sought general research that explores the privacy and security implications of emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. The 2018 event will focus on the economics of privacy including how to quantify the harms that result from companies’ failure to secure consumer information, and how to balance the costs and benefits of privacy-protective technologies and practices.

8:15 am


9:15 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Maureen K. Ohlhausen
Acting Chairman, Federal Trade Commission

9:30 am


Session 1: Collection, Exfiltration, and Leakage of Private Information

Moderator: Dan Salsburg
Chief Counsel and Acting Chief of OTech, Federal Trade Commission, Office of Technology, Research, and Investigation

10:50 am


11:20 pm

Session 2:  Consumer Preferences, Expectations, and Behaviors

Moderator: Kristen Anderson
Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection

12:40 pm

Lunch and Poster Session

1:40 pm

Session 3: Economics, Markets, and Experiments

Moderator: Yan Lau
Economist, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics

3:00 pm


3:30 pm

Session 4: Tools and Ratings for Privacy Management

Moderator: Mark Eichorn
Assistant Director, Federal Trade Commission, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection

4:50 pm

Closing Remarks

Neil Chilson 
Acting Chief Technologist, Federal Trade Commission


FTC Constitution Center
400 7th St SW
Washington , DC 20024