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Ramirez Taps Privacy Expert To Head Bureau of Consumer Protection

CONSUMER PRIVACY—U.S.

June 18, 2013

The FTC yesterday announced Chairwoman Edith Ramirez’s appointment of seven senior staff members, including Jessica Rich, a privacy expert who will now serve as director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Rich says that privacy is an area in which the FTC believes consumer protection is very important, and that, in line with Chairwoman Edith Remirez’s emphasis that the agency plans to be aggressive on privacy, the commission will use the tools in its belt to “the fullest extent possible” to protect consumers, including Section 5 of the FTC Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and COPPA.
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