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FTC’s Weinman To Move to Tech Lobbying Firm


March 5, 2013

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Attorney Yael Weinman will depart next month to serve as vice president for global privacy policy and general counsel at tech lobbying firm Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), The Hill reports. Weinman is currently attorney advisor to FTC Commissioner Julie Brill, specializing in domestic and international privacy and data security issues. Weinman is slated to work with policymakers and stakeholders to design a balanced approach to privacy policies, according to ITI Senior Vice President for Global Policy John Neuffer. Noting the move is “a major step forward for the tech sector,” Neuffer said, “Yael will be leading the charge to drive balanced approaches to privacy that enhance innovation while also protecting an individual’s personal data.”
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