CMU Privacy Day with FTC Commissioner Julie Brill

Time: January 28, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Jared L. Cohon University Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh


The Carnegie Mellon campus will recognize International Data Privacy Day with an exciting schedule of privacy-related events.

11:00am –1:00pm

Privacy Clinic
Learn how to protect your privacy
Rangos 3, Cohon University Center

1:30pm – 2:30pm

CMU Privacy Day Keynote
It's Getting Real: Privacy, Security, and Fairness in the Internet of Things

Julie Brill, Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission
Introduced by Subra Suresh, Carnegie Mellon University President
Rangos 1 and 2, Cohon University Center

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Panel Discussion: Privacy Research and Public Policy
Discuss current privacy issues with FTC Commissioner Brill
and CMU's leading privacy experts.
Rangos 1 and 2, Cohon University Center

3:30pm – 5pm

Privacy Research Poster Session & Reception
Learn more about current privacy research at CMU.
Rangos 3, Cohon University Center

All events take place at the Jared L. Cohon University Center on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

Speaker: Julie Brill

Talk Abstract: FTC CommisionerConsumers are rapidly forging many new connections to the Internet. Fitness trackers, household appliances, cars, and many other devices that, until recently, either were not networked or did not exist at all are now part of the Internet. With these new connections comes the prospects of greater convenience and efficiency through data that can shed light on some of society’s most important challenges. But the massive amounts of personal information coming from connected devices and other sources also present challenges for privacy, security, and across a broader range of interests in fairness and non-discrimination. In her talk, Commissioner Brill will describe these challenges in greater detail; discuss why addressing them is an urgent priority for consumers and companies; and emphasize the importance of designing devices and systems that implement privacy, security, and fairness by design.
Speaker Bio: Julie Brill was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission on April 6, 2010. Since joining the Commission, Ms. Brill has been working actively on issues of critical importance to today’s consumers, including protecting consumers’ privacy, encouraging appropriate advertising substantiation, guarding consumers from financial fraud, and maintaining competition in industries involving health care and high-tech.
Commissioner Brill is an advocate of protecting consumers’ privacy, especially with new online and mobile technologies, and supports the creation and implementation of mechanisms to give consumers better information and control over the collection and use of their personal online information. In her speeches, publications and meetings with a wide variety of stakeholders, Commissioner Brill calls on industry and policymakers to improve privacy by developing practical solutions rooted in both consumer protection and competition principles.