WPF Panelist at FTC Informational Harms Workshop

WPF’s ED Pam Dixon will be presenting new research on medical identity theft and on biometrics at the FTC’s Informational Harms Workshop, to be held in Washington DC December 12, 2017.

Dixon will be presenting on Panel I, Injuries 101.

More about the event:

The event begins Dec. 12, 2017 at 9:15 am at the Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC. The event is free and open to the public. Full event details from the FTC

Panel Details:

Panel 1: Injuries 101

This panel will survey a broad array of negative outcomes that arise from the unauthorized access to or misuse of consumers’ personal information. Discussion topics will include financial and medical identity theft, fraud, health and safety concerns, time and effort expenses, and other types of consumer impacts.


  • Jacqueline Connor
    Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection
  • Daniel Wood
    Economist, Federal Trade Commission, Division of Consumer Protection


  • Pamela Dixon
    Executive Director, World Privacy Forum
  • Damon McCoy
    Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, New York University Tandon School of Engineering
  • Lauren Smith
    Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum
  • Cindy Southworth
    Executive Vice President, National Network to End Domestic Violence
  • Heather Wydra
    Supervising Attorney, Whitman-Walker Health