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Thursday, May 17 • 16:00 - 17:00
Internet of (Stranger) Things: Privacy threats of the next generation of vulnerable devices

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As more internet-connected products become available on the markets globally, so, too, are the number of reports of data breach or security flaws of such devices skyrocketing. This session will showcase short presentations about the dangers of an insecure internet of things, highlight existing legal frameworks that do (or don't) provide adequate protections, and discuss proposed solutions, including rules for security and privacy by default, to ensure people and their data are protected.

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Rob Pegoraro

Contributing Editor, PCMag
Rob Pegoraro tries to make sense of computers, gadgets, the Internet, apps, and other things that beep or blink. He covers tech policy at Yahoo Finance, writes a tech-help column for USAToday.com, offers telecom and gadget guidance at Wirecutter and has contributed to such sites... Read More →

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Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Distinguished Expert-in-Residence - Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence, Ryerson University
Lead-In Video - Panel 2 - Data Analytics, Open Data and Smart Business DecisionsDr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts.Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she... Read More →
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Amie Stepanovich

U.S. Policy Manager, Access Now

Thursday May 17, 2018 16:00 - 17:00 EDT