Recently, the Federal Trade Commission released the final agenda for a workshop being held on December 12, 2017, that will address the various consumer injuries that result from the unauthorized access to or misuse of consumers’ personal information.

Following opening remarks by Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen, the workshop will include four panel discussions on (1) the various types of injuries that result from information security incidents; (2) the factors used to assess such “informational injuries,” including the type and magnitude of the injury and the sensitivity of personal information involved in the incident; (3) how businesses and consumers evaluate the costs and benefits of sharing their information in light of potential benefits and injuries; and (4) the different methods used to assess and quantify informational injury and the challenges associated with such methods.

The workshop is open to the public and will be webcast live on the FTC’s website. Additional information on the workshop is available on the FTC’s website.