With PrivacyCon, FTC Packs the Stage with “Yes People”

Alan McQuinn February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016

The FTC recently held the first annual PrivacyCon, an event designed to highlight the latest research and trends for consumer privacy and data security, writes Alan McQuinn in Innovation Files. Unfortunately, not only did the event not reflect the diversity of perspectives on these issues, but the whole event seemed to be orchestrated to reinforce the FTC’s current regulatory strategy. If FTC wants to host future research conferences that provide an opportunity for balanced discussion and exploration of the full spectrum of issues involved, it should focus more on data security, ensure a diversity of proposals are presented, and allow for lengthier discussion.