If there was one message former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler wanted to impart on the privacy and security professionals convened in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. conference, it was that they’ve got an important task to take part in: saving democracy. "You are all positioned in such an incredibly unique environment," he said, imploring them to recognize the importance of their jobs. Pointing to the ways past innovations have posed risks to the health and well-being of democratic societies, Wheeler encouraged the crowd to find solutions. “You are all positioned in such an incredibly unique environment,” he said. IAPP Editor Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, has the report.
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