FTC Hires Colorado University Law Professor as Privacy Advisor

May 22, 2012 -

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has hired Colorado University Law Professor Paul Ohm to advise the agency of Internet privacy rights and issues. Ohm will take a leave of absence this summer from Colorado University and will begin working at the FTC's Office of Policy Planning as a senior adviser on consumer protection and privacy issues beginning August 27.

Ohm's area of expertise is as a researcher of various issues including intellectual property, computer crime law, and criminal procedure. Ohm has worked for the Federal government before: at one time he served in the Justice Department's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.

"Paul’s keen insights on how the law applies to technology and privacy issues will be invaluable to the FTC’s work in these areas," FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said in a statement on Monday.

Source: The Hill

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