How to Hack Government: Technologists as Policy Makers presented at Defcon 2015

by Ashkan Soltani, Terrell Mcsweeny,

Summary : As the leading federal agency responsible for protecting your privacy rights online, technology is at the core of the Federal Trade Commission's work. You may be familiar with the agency's enforcement actions against some of the world's biggest tech companies for privacy/data security violations - but you may not know how your research skills can inform its investigations and policy. Come hear about some of the Commission's recent tech-related actions, research and reports, plus how its work impacts both consumers and businesses. You'll also learn how you can directly or indirectly help the agency protect consumers, guide businesses to develop better/strong data security, and much more.