FTC PrivacyCon Brought Cutting-Edge Research to our Nation’s Capital

Building on the success of its two previous PrivacyCon events, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held its third annual PrivacyCon on February 28, 2018. The 2018 PrivacyCon expanded 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 focused on data collection, consumer preference, and 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.

See our detailed write-ups on a selection of the research presented at the conference below:

Facebook Advertising and Email Tracking

Leaks of Personal Information and the Security Risks of Smart Devices

Personal Data Recording and the Market for Digital Privacy

Toys that Listen

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