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FTC Announces New Chief Technologist, Senior Advisor for Privacy and Data Security

PRIVACY COMMUNITY—U.S.

November 19, 2013

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the appointments of Harvard University Prof. Latanya Sweeney as chief technologist and University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Assistant Prof. Andrea Matwyshyn as a senior policy advisor on privacy and data security issues. “I am delighted to welcome Latanya to the FTC. She has done groundbreaking work in the anonymization of sensitive consumer information and privacy technology, and I look forward to the contributions she will make to the FTC’s efforts to protect consumers,” said Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, adding, “Andrea is a rising academic star whose insights on the intersection of technology innovation and data privacy and security law will be enormously valuable to the FTC’s efforts to protect consumer privacy while promoting innovation.
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