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CHIPS Articles: FTC to examine consumer privacy and data security in Informational Injury Workshop

FTC to examine consumer privacy and data security in Informational Injury Workshop
By CHIPS Magazine - November 28, 2017
It has been said that “Americans live on the internet.” The evolution of the internet and all the personal conveniences and business and communications innovations it spawned has revolutionized the American way of life: the way we communicate, shop, bank, learn and entertain ourselves.

But what are the tradeoffs between providing your privacy-protected information to conduct transactions and the potential of increasing your exposure to injuries stemming from your data being lost, stolen or misused?

The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on December 12, 2017 to examine consumer injury in the context of privacy and data security.

The workshop will address questions such as how to best characterize these injuries, how to accurately measure such injuries and their prevalence, and what factors businesses and consumers should consider when balancing convenience with the potential for data misuse.

The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be at the FTC’s Constitution Center, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC. It will be webcast live on the FTC’s website. Registration information, an agenda, directions to the FTC’s Constitution Center building, and a list of speakers is available on the event webpage.

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