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September – November 2014
Large scale data analytics – often referred to as “Big Data” is transforming lives in areas such as transportation, education, and health care. It is also enabling more personalized experiences for individuals in a multitude of areas. At the same time, concerns have been raised about possible risks, including those relating to privacy and security.
This webinar will explore the work being done within the White House, the FTC and the Department of Commerce in connection with privacy and Big Data. We will also hear the perspectives of industry and policy experts.
In January 2014, President Obama called for a 90-day review of Big Data. This review resulted in two reports delivered to the President in May 2014. One report was the work of an inter-agency working group led by John Podesta, and another by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Since these two reports were issued, a number of U.S. government agencies have continued to examine issues surrounding Big Data. The Federal Trade Commission is planning a workshop on September 15 to examine how Big Data impacts American consumers, including low income and underserved consumers. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) within the Department of Commerce recently issued a request for public comment, asking the public to comment on how Big Data developments impact the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights—the Obama Administration’s framework for privacy protections released in February 2012.
At the same time, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)—also within the Department of Commerce—is working on a “privacy engineering” initiative to address privacy and security risks. In an upcoming two-day workshop in California (September 15-16) organized by NIST, the focus will be on a set of draft privacy engineering objectives and a risk model that were developed by NIST using input from its first workshop on the subject, held in April 2014.
- Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and Director of the Center for Data Innovation
- Tiffany George, Senior Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission
- John Morris, Associate Administrator and Director of Internet Policy, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (Department of Commerce)
The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop entitled “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” in Washington on September 15, 2014, to further explore the use of “big data” and its impact on American consumers, including low income and underserved consumers. More information available here.
This fall, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) are bringing together the IAPP Privacy Academy and the CSA Congress under one roof, giving you access to even more valuable education and networking.
- Exclusive cross-educational and networking opportunities
- Convenient Silicon Valley location
- Double the education, one fantastic price
Like so many great pairings, this will go down in history as one of the best—don’t miss it.
To mark its 43rd anniversary, Consumer Action’s Annual Awards Reception on October 21, 2014, will celebrate the theme of “Train the Trainer.” Through the power of individual and small group trainings, Consumer Action each year is able to personally interact with staff members of more than 550 community-based groups among the 7,000 the organization serves nationwide with free multilingual materials, training downloads and technical assistance.
Throughout the year, Consumer Action’s train-the-trainer meetings bring together community group representatives to be trained by Consumer Action staff on how to use the organization’s extensive educational modules to educate low- and moderate-income consumers. By training these key stakeholders, Consumer Action reaches tens of thousands of consumers with the information they need to improve their finances and their lives. In this way, Consumer Action “teaches one to reach thousands.”
Please join us on October 21 in Washington, DC to celebrate our long and innovative history of multilingual consumer education and to honor this year’s Consumer Excellence awardees: the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), which provides financial education and practical information to people at all financial stages; Michelle Singletary, Washington Post “Color of Money” columnist, whose writings empower consumers to make wise money management choices; and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Education and Engagement Division, which creates opportunities for consumers to make better choices about money so that they can reach their life goals.