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Former FTC Commissioner Brill on data security, privacy protections

Joe Mont | May 24, 2016

The rise of Big Data, mobile connectivity, apps and internet-connected devices has helped reshape the focus of the Federal Trade Commission over the years.  The list of its efforts is a lengthy one: charging that Snapchat deceived consumers with promises about the disappearing nature of messages sent through the service; settlements with Google, Amazon, and others over in-app charges that were made by children without their parents’ consent; and turning a watchful eye to the “Internet of Things” and broadband-connected cars, wearable tech, and home appliances.

For the past six years Julie Brill was among the FTC’s most influential commissioners and an important voice on internet privacy and data security issues. In April, she left public service to join the law firm Hogan Lovells as a partner and co-director of its privacy and cyber-security practice.

We spoke to her about her career change, her time at the FTC, and the ever-evolving topic of... To get the full story, subscribe now.