Data Privacy Day


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.  

Digital Privacy Lecture and Workshop
Tulsa Library Pocahantas Greadington Learning and Creativity Center, Tulsa, OK
Dec 16, 2016
Digital Privacy Lecture: 12:00-12:45 p.m. (CST)
Digital Privacy Workshop: 12:45-1:30 p.m. (CST)

Working on your New Year's resolution? Consider adding "make 2017 secure" as one of them! Bring your lunch and a device (laptop, tablet, etc.) and learn about steps you can take to improve your digital privacy and make your smart devices more secure with Luke Crouch, software engineer at Mozilla. 

Learn more about this and other upcoming Tulsa Library events here.

PrivacyCon 2017
Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC
Jan 12, 2017
In its second PrivacyCon, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 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.