October 21, 2019

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The FTC’s Approach to Consumer Privacy

As part of the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, the Commission will hold a two-day hearing on April 9–10 at the Constitution Center (400 7th Street SW in Washington D.C.). The FTC has received 40 comments already and will continue receiving comments until May 31, 2019.

The agenda includes the following topics:

  • Goals of Privacy Protection

  • The Data Risk Spectrum: From De-Identified Data to Sensitive Individually Identifiable Data

  • Consumer Demand and Expectations for Privacy

  • Current Approaches to Privacy, Parts 1 & 2

  • Role of Notice and Choice

  • Role of Access, Deletion, and Correction

  • Accountability

  • Is the FTC’s Current Toolkit Adequate, Parts 1 & 2

Featuring a wide range of well-known speakers, the event is open to the public and will be webcast.

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Katherine Armstrong, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Washington DC, Data Privacy Attorney
Counsel

Katherine E. Armstrong is counsel in the firm’s Government & Regulatory Affairs Practice Group where she focuses her practice on data privacy issues, including law enforcement investigations, and research and analysis of big data information practices including data broker issues.

Katherine has more than 30 years of consumer protection experience at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where she served in a variety of roles, including most recently as a Senior Attorney in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection.  In the Division of...

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