The FTC will hold a workshop on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in Washington, DC, to explore consumer privacy and security issues posed by the growing connectivity of devices with the input of academics, business and industry representatives, and consumer advocacy groups. The workshop will be webcast.

Our Faculty Directors Tadayoshi Kohno and Ryan Calo will be joining the expert panel for the Federal Trade Commission’s “Internet of Things” workshop on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. “The Internet of Things” is the ability of everyday devices to communicate with each other and with people; the workshop will explore consumer privacy and security issues posed by the growing connectivity of devices. Connected devices can communicate with consumers, transmit data back to companies, and compile data for third parties such as researchers, health care providers, or even other consumers, who can measure how their product usage compares with that of their neighbors.