Practical Privacy Series 2013

Alexander C. Tang, CIPP/US, CIPP/G

Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel
Federal Trade Commission

Mr. Tang is a senior attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where he serves as vice-chair of the agency’s internal Privacy Steering Committee and legal advisor to the FTC’s chief privacy officer, with a portfolio that includes the Privacy Act of 1974, E-GOV, FISMA, FOIA, ECPA, RFPA, HIPAA, acquisitions, records management, personnel/EEO, IT security, and ethics.  He has also provided legal support on FTC privacy rulemakings and programs, including FACTA, GLBA, COPPA, identity theft and the National Do Not Call Registry.  He was a contributing author to the IAPP publication, U.S. Government Privacy (2d ed.), has served as co-chair of the Federal CIO Council privacy subcommittee on innovation and emerging technology, and has spoken on privacy issues in mobile and cloud computing, electronic discovery, and social media.  At the FTC, he is a recipient of the Janet Steiger and Paul Rand Dixon Awards for his contributions to the agency’s law enforcement mission.  He is a graduate of Yale University (B.A.) and Boston College Law School (J.D.).