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Wednesday, June 12 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Tracker versus Trackee: The chasm between individuals’ understanding of online tracking and the real data collection (and processing) power of trackers and what can be done to bridge the divide

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Consumer Reports and Privacy International will report on their work investigating and challenging how people are tracked and profiled. Privacy International will present and detail their work on data brokers and AdTech (November 2018) and apps tracking (published December 2018 and updated in March 2019), and Consumer Reports will present their work on online tracking and the consumer’s understanding of such tracking techniques. These projects focus on the lack of transparency and accountability in the use of tracking and how difficult it can be for individuals to understand and challenge such tracking. The goal of our session is to seek feedback on the issue of how to bridge the gap between consumer understanding and the realities of tracking technology.

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Katie McInnis

Policy Counsel, Consumer Reports
Katie McInnis is a policy counsel in Consumer Reports’s Washington, DC office. Her work focuses on technology and the consumer’s right to privacy, security, control, and transparency. Before joining CR in 2016, Katie served as a Privacy & Technology Fellow at the Center for Democracy... Read More →

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Alan M. Sears

Researcher, Leiden University
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Ilia Siatitsa

Legal Officer, Privacy International
Talk to me about the right to privacy and beyond - focusing on human rights issues arising at the intersection of privacy and technology, interested in surveillance and data exploitation by governments and corporations.Find more at https://privacyinternational.org/people/3004/dr... Read More →

Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm BST
Oya 2 (Laico)