FTC and Washington State Office of the Attorney General: Protecting Northwest Consumers, A Common Ground Conference — WPF speaker 

WPF will be speaking at the joint FTC and Washington State AG consumer protection conference on the topic of privacy and vulnerable consumers. The conference will be held Thursday, December 12 -13, 2019 800 5th Ave., Suite 2000, Seattle, WA.

The Federal Trade Commission, the offices of the Attorneys General of Washington, Alaska and Idaho, the CFPB, the Northwest Justice Project, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials will be gathered at this event to discuss pressing issues facing consumers today. Topics include an overview of the consumer financial protection bureau, civil and criminal law, mortgage issues, debt collection and relief, debt settlement, auto sales and financing, and consumer protection issues and education for vulnerable populations. Conference participants will reflect upon experiences and challenges, make connections, and consider how groups can better collaborate and share information and resources in the future.

WPF will be speaking on the Dec. 12 morning panel, details below:

10:30 – Noon 

Session 2: Privacy, Data, and Vulnerable Consumers 

In an increasingly digital economy, a consumer’s online activity can impact access to credit, jobs, housing, and more. The availability of consumer data profiles such as “surveillance scores” presents risks and challenges for particularly vulnerable consumers, including those living in poverty or fleeing violence. This panel will discuss what consumer advocates should be on the lookout for, with input from experts in policy, technology, and litigation. 


Colin MacDonald 

Attorney, Federal Trade Commission 


Pam Dixon 

Executive Director, World Privacy Forum 

Franzi Roesner 

Associate Professor, University of Washington 

Robert S. Sola 

Attorney, Private Practice 

  • Posted December 12, 2019 in