The Federal Trade commission is holding three privacy roundtable events regarding the data usages of marketing companies. The first event, held on Dec. 7, highlighted data collection practices in online and offline use, and included consumer expectations on self-regulation. The second roundtable was held in Berkely, California on Jan. 28 and it focused on the way technology affects consumer privacy, including ways that the privacy of the consumer is threatened and which privacy-enhancing means are the most appropriate to employ. The third event is scheduled to take place on March 17 in Washington, D.C., and will focus on issues regarding safeguarding health date and sensitive consumer information available in electronic form.