FTC Will Host Workshop To Examine Data Breach And Information Injury

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On December 12, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to examine questions about the injuries comsumers may suffer when their personal and financial information is misused.

The workshop will focus on:

  • Characterizing injuries

  • Measuring such injuries and their prevelance

  • Factors that businesses and consumers consider when evaluating tradeoffs between sharing information and exposure to injury

The workshop is free and open to the public. It will be held at the FTC's Constitution Center, 400 7th St, SW, Washington, DC. It will also be webcast live on FTC's website.

Panel schedule for FTC webcast:

Time Event Description
9:30AM EST Panel 1: Injuries 101 Survey a broad array of negative outcomes that arise from the unauthorized access to or misuse of consumers’ personal information
11:15AM EST Panel 2: Potential Factors in Assessing Injury Examine the potential factors in assessing consumer injury, including type of injury, magnitude of injury, and sensitivity of consumer data
1:45PM EST Panel 3: Businss and Consumer Perspectives Examine how businesses and consumers perceive and evaluate the benefits, costs, and risks of collecting and sharing information in light of potential benefits and injuries
3:30PM EST Panel 4: Measuring Injury Examine different methods for and challenges in assessing and quantifying informational injury

Click here for full agenda.

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