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Smart Machines, Smart Privacy: Rules of the Road and the Challenges Ahead

Laura Berger (Federal Trade Commission)
Location: C260
Slides:   1-PPT 

As the nation’s consumer privacy agency, the FTC is taking an active role in examining the impact of the Internet of Things on consumer privacy and security, including by bringing a law enforcement action alleging that an IP camera maker failed to take reasonable steps to secure its devices. This session will provide a brief overview of the issues that device makers must address to ensure that their devices provide appropriate privacy and security protections.

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Laura Berger

Federal Trade Commission

Laura D. Berger is an attorney in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the Federal Trade Commission. She enforces federal laws that protect consumer privacy. Recently, her law enforcement work has focused on the privacy and security standards applicable to social media and the Internet of Things. She also has worked on the agency’s efforts to educate app developers about privacy, including the recent guide “Marketing Your Mobile App: Get it Right from the Start.” In addition, she was author of the Commission’s Safeguards Rule. She received a B.A. from Tulane University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She works from the FTC’s Regional Office in San Francisco.