May 12, 2022
Privacy and Information Security chair Alysa Hutnik
and Of Counsel Jessica Rich
were quoted in IAPP’s The Privacy Advisor article, “US Senate confirms Alvaro Bedoya to FTC as fifth and final commissioner.”
Bedoya, who was nominated to the FTC by President Joe Biden in September, replaces Rohit Chopra on the FTC and will finish the remaining seven years of his term. Chopra left the agency last fall to head up the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Rich said, “The Republicans are worried about the FTC taking actions that they view as anti-business. I expect (Bedoya) to work with the Republicans to find common ground. I also think that any proposals by the FTC should rise and fall on their merits. If the FTC overreaches, there are processes to challenge that.”
Hutnik added, "Based on recent commentary to date, we anticipate seeing activity on COPPA privacy rulemaking and a keen focus on children’s privacy, edtech, and digital advertising, algorithmic decision-making, and data sharing practices, particularly in areas that involve sensitive personal information or vulnerable populations."
Read the full article here.