By Business Wire, February 24, 2013, 03:00:00 AM EDT
Keynote at Mobile World Congress Will Discuss Industry Challenges and
Opportunities Around Consumers' Privacy
AMSTERDAM & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Technologies N.V. (NYSE:AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile
security to 146 million active users, will today host a panel discussion
at Mobile World Congress. Entitled "Consumer Mobility and Privacy:
Monetization without Alienation," the session will discuss the
challenges faced by vendors and service companies as they look to
capitalize on consumer mobility whilst maintaining consumer privacy.
With more mobile-connected devices than people now on the earth,
companies are faced with a huge commercial opportunity. However, more
and more consumers wise up to their movements being tracked through
their devices and therefore users are becoming more concerned about
their online privacy.
J.R. Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies and co-author of the book Wide
Open Privacy: Strategies for the Digital Life, will provide his
thoughts on consumers' mobility and privacy before being joined on a
panel by a number of mobile industry experts.
"Privacy is the biggest issue facing the mobile community, and one that
must be tackled first and foremost in order to capitalize on mobile
growth," said J.R. Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies. "As mobile technology
becomes increasingly sophisticated and companies develop even more
features and functionality, ensuring widespread adoption of these new
features will rest on consumer attitudes towards privacy. If privacy
isn't addressed, vendors risk consumer backlash. The industry needs to
come together to find a self-regulating solution before one with the
highest levels of restrictions is imposed on it."
Today's session materials will be available at AVG
The panel session will take place today (25thFeb 2013)
between 14:00 - 15:15 in Theatre A of the Hall 8.0 at Mobile World
Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
About AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG)
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experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG's powerful
yet easy-to-use software and online services put users in control of
their Internet experience. By choosing AVG's software and services,
users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from
inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown
its user base to 146 million active users as of December 31, 2012, and
offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small business
markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization,
online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety
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Source: AVG Technologies N.V.