Internet of Things : Privacy and Security in a Connected World

November 19, 2013 8:30 am

The Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in Washington, DC, to explore consumer privacy and security issues posed by the growing connectivity of devices.   The ability of everyday devices to communicate with each other and with people is becoming more prevalent and often is referred to as “The Internet of Things.”  Connected devices can communicate with consumers, transmit data back to companies, and compile data for third parties such as researchers, health care providers, or even other consumers, who can measure how their product usage compares with that of their neighbors.  The workshop will bring together academics, business and industry representatives, and consumer advocacy groups to explore the security and privacy issues in this changing world.  The workshop will serve to inform the Commission about the developments in this area.

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CIS Affiliate Scholar Ryan Calo will be participating in Panel 4. 

3:45pm Panel 4: Privacy and Security in a Connected World
This panel will focus on the broader privacy and security issues raised by the Internet of Things. Topics that will be discussed include the extent to which the privacy and security issues raised by the Internet of Things are novel; how increasingly interconnected devices can manage notice and consent; best practices for managing privacy and security with new interconnected devices; and the incentives that exist for designing products with privacy and security in mind.
FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
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