Major Privacy Event with FTC Chairman:Digital Collection of Private Information From Consumers and Citizens

Digital Collection of Private Information From Consumers and Citizens

Major New Study To Be Released Debunking Industry Claims that Digital Data Collection Is Anonymous

FTC Chairman Leibowitz to Give Update on FTC Efforts to Protect Consumer Privacy and Ensure Businesses Can Continue to Innovate on the Internet



EVENT: Yes, They Really Know It's You: The Digital Collection of Personal Information From Consumers and Citizens

KEYNOTE: Jon Leibowitz, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission

FEATURED SPEAKERS: Jonathan Mayer, Stanford Security Laboratory

Christian Fjeld, Senior Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

Privacy and civil liberties experts

Q & A to follow

WHEN: 8:45 am – 11:00 am, Tuesday, October 11

WHERE: National Press Club, First Amendment Room

529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor – Washington, D.C.


Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz will keynote a discussion on consumers and digital privacy and discuss the proposed FTC framework for protecting consumer privacy and ensure industry can continue to innovate on the Internet.  

A major new study will be presented debunking the myth that digital data collection is anonymous. Panelists will document the harms that this loss of privacy entails for consumers in the context of upcoming privacy plans from the White House and the FTC.

The discussion is sponsored by the ACLU, Center for Digital Democracy, Consumer Action, Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Consumer Watchdog, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, US PIRG and World Privacy Forum.