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New FTC Chair Expected To “Blaze New Ground”

CONSUMER PRIVACY—U.S.

March 1, 2013

Federal Trade Commissioner Edith Ramirez, recently designated by the Obama administration as the next chair of the Federal Trade Commission, is expected to “champion globalized approaches to consumer privacy protection,” AdvertisingAge reports. Jeffrey Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy said, “Under (Ramirez’s) leadership, we expect the FTC to blaze a new ground on privacy.” Ramirez has expressed interest in leadership on APEC’s cross-border privacy rules and the intersection between privacy and technology.
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