Data Privacy Day


Privacy Lab – Student Privacy
GitHub, 88 Colin P. Kelly Jr. Street, San Francisco, CA
Jul 27, 2016
Join Mozilla and guests for presentations and a lively discussion around student privacy. Guest speakers include Alex Smolen, head of security/privacy for Clever; Andrew Rock, online privacy and safety policy for iKeepSafe; and Jessy Irwin, security, privacy and trust advocate. The presentations and Q&A will be followed by a second hour for informal networking and small group discussions.

Time: 6-8 p.m. (PDT)

Additional information and registration here

Privacy Lab – Tools to Teach Privacy
International Computer Science Institute, 1947 Center Street #600, Berkeley, CA
Aug 30, 2016
Join Mozilla and guests for an overview of two really interesting efforts to teach privacy. Erin Berman and members of her web team will talk about th eprocess of transforming a broad, intimidating topic like online privacy into a learning opportunity that is personal, approachable, actionable and reusable – the Virtual Privacy Lab tool. They will be joined by members of the Teaching Privacy team from Berkeley's International Computer Science Institute, their partners on the Virtual Privacy Lab. The first hour of the event will be devoted to speakers and Q&A, and the second hour will be an opportunity for informal networking and small group dicussions among speakers and attendees.

Time: 6-8 p.m. (PDT)

Additional information and registration here.


FTC Fall Technology Series: Smart TV
Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC
Dec 07, 2016

Consumers enjoy recommendations based on their television viewing habits, but who else knows what you’re watching? The golden age of television has arrived with the golden age of televisiontracking. In 2016, virtually all television delivery systems – smart TVs, streaming devices, game consoles, apps, and even old-fashioned set-top boxes – track consumers’ viewing habits, and sometimes in new and unexpected ways. Television and streaming device manufacturers, software developers, and the advertising industry are collaborating to learn more about what consumers are watching. These collaborations allow advertisers to precisely target consumers and better understand what ads are working. Consumers may even find advertisements based on their television viewing habits appearing on their phones and desktop browsers. The Smart TV workshop will explore the following questions:

  • What are the roles of hardware manufacturers and software developers in creating tracking technologies?
  • What do consumers understand about how their entertainment preferences are being tracked, disclosed, and used for various purposes?
  • How are entertainment preferences being linked to individuals or to individuals’ device graphs?
  • How is the advertising industry using this information?
  • What are some best practices for addressing consumer privacy on entertainment systems?
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (EST)

Additional information here.  

PrivacyCon 2017
Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC
Jan 12, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) second PrivacyCon will seek to continue and expand collaboration among leading whitehat researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates and the government to address the privacy and security implications of emerging technologies.

This event is free and open to the public. Email any questions to the FTC at

This event will be publicly accessible via a live webcast as well. On the day of the event, the live-webcast link will appear at the top of this page.

Additional information here.