Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets may soon become the most popular consumer technology product on the market. However, concerns over privacy and security may stand in the way of this growing phenomenon. AR/VR’s location services, capacity to “constantly” record data, and AR's ability to overlay information on top of physical reality could result in consumer skepticism. This panel will discuss the safety and privacy issues impacting AR/VR and how companies can ensure that user data is not being misappropriated and abused.


James Hairston, Oculus

Michael Hayes, CTA

Anne Hobson, R Street Institute

Tim Hwang, Google