Panel talk: Big data, privacy, and vulnerable populations

Pam Dixon will be speaking at the IAPP-FTC Practical Privacy Conference in Washington DC this week. The conference is from Dec. 2-3. Her panel talk will focus on privacy issues relating to identifiable large datasets and vulnerable populations. She will also be discussing the role of data brokers in compiling datasets and categorizing people, as well as an urgent need for a national data broker opt out that is simple for consumers and inclusive of the data broker industry. Dixon will also discuss the concept of statistical parity, and why it becomes important in large datasets.

Event details:

December 3, 2014 

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Big Data and Data Brokers: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?
Moderator: Marc Groman, CIPP/US, President & Chief Executive Officer, Network Advertising Initiative
Robert Belair, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
James C. Cooper, Director, Research and Policy, Law & Economics Center, Lecturer in Law, George Mason University School of Law
Pam Dixon, Executive Director, World Privacy Forum
Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director, Division of Privacy & Identity Theft, Federal Trade Commission
The terms “big data” and “data brokers” are more than just buzz words. Data drives innovation, and there is increased interest in using big data by companies in all industries. This has fueled the privacy debate and resulted in reports from both the White House and the FTC. This panel will bring you up-to-date on these reports, explore how companies are using big data and discuss potential impacts on consumers, including populations that were the focus of the FTC’s recent workshop.
Eligible CPE credit: CIPP/US, CIPP/G, CIPM
FHI 360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Ave. NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20009