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New FTC Commissioners Take Oaths

CONSUMER PRIVACY—U.S.

April 7, 2010

Julie Brill and Edith Ramirez took their oaths of office this week, bringing the Federal Trade Commission's roster up to five and facilitating its new tougher stance on privacy, according to the Hunton and Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog. During her tenure with the Vermont Attorney General's Office, Brill received an award from Privacy International for her efforts to require state banks to obtain consumers' written opt-in consent before sharing information with third parties. "These individuals bring a depth of experience to their respective roles, and I am confident they will serve my administration and the American people well," said President Barack Obama in a statement earlier this year.
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