December 1st, 2010 Privacy Events (too many!)

0830 to 1500 EDT, The Future of Online Consumer Protections: A Consumer Watchdog Policy Conference


1300 EDT -- The Chairman, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection (John Leibowitz), and Chief Technologist (Ed Felten) of the Federal Trade Commission will hold a telephone media availability on Wednesday, December 1, at 1 p.m. to answer reporters' questions about a new FTC report on privacy that outlines a framework for consumers, businesses and policymakers.

1400 to 1600 EDT -- Future Privacy Forum will host a panel discussion Do Not Track technologies.  Kick off speakers is Danny Weitzner of the Department of Commerce/NTIA and the panel includes audience marketing platform provider Lotame Solutions discussing the improved transparency and consumer choice options afforded by the host of new privacy management tools being introduced by industry groups and independent players, and the risks for consumers and businesses in trying to construct a government-sponsored "Do Not Track" mechanism.  Mozilla  will address future plans for privacy in the Firefox browser.  Technologists, experts and advocates including CDT, Consumer Action, ITIF, Chris Soghoian and Arvind Narayanan will discuss technical and legal paths forward.

More information can be found here: http://www.futureofprivacy.org/2010/11/30/2853/  including whom to contact for dial-in information.

1500 EDT -- FTC will host a Twitter Chat moderated by @FTCGov using the hash tag #FTCpriv

More info: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2010/11/privacyadvisory.shtml