On August 28, the FTC announced that it will hold a public event, PrivacyCon, to examine current research and trends in protecting consumer privacy and security. Several “whitehat” researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and a range of government regulators are scheduled to address, among other things, how companies can protect against new security vulnerabilities. PrivacyCon will take place in Washington, D.C. on January 14, 2016.