StopBadware hosts Spyware Roundtable in DC

Posted on October 30, 2007 - 18:20 by egeorge

Yesterday, StopBadware hosted a Spyware Roundtable conversation in Washington, DC, gathering leaders in spyware research and policy to discuss emerging trends and potential remedies to badware threats.

With Federal Trade Commissioner Jon Leibowitz in attendance, much of the conversation centered on ways policy and legislation could better help the FTC keep spyware purveyors at bay. The FTC favors legislative solutions that would enable it to fine spyware purveyors.

The Roundtable was chaired by StopBadware co-director John Palfrey, Center for Democracy & Technology deputy director Ari Schwartz, and Ron Teixeira of the National Cyber Security Alliance in celebration of October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

You can read more about the Roundtable discussion at PC World and at CNet News.