Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced that Katherine Race Brin will serve as the FTC’s Chief Privacy Officer (CPO), succeeding Peter Miller.

“I am very pleased to announce Katie Race Brin’s appointment as the FTC’s new Chief Privacy Officer,” Ramirez said. “Katie has served as Acting CPO since December 2014; it’s an important role, and I look forward to continuing to work with her to ensure that the FTC complies with our privacy obligations.”

The FTC’s CPO coordinates efforts to implement and review the agency’s policies and procedures for safeguarding all sensitive information, and chairs its Privacy Steering Committee and the Breach Notification Response Team.

Before becoming Acting CPO, Brin was Senior Advisor to the Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, where she worked on legislative and policy matters involving privacy, security, and technology. From 2007 to 2014, Brin was a staff attorney in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. She played a key role in many of the FTC’s most significant privacy and data security cases and in 2011 received a Bureau Director’s Award.

Prior to joining the FTC in 2007, Brin worked for Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP in Washington, DC, and clerked for Judge William G. Bassler of the District of New Jersey and Judge Thomas C. Platt in the Eastern District of New York. She earned a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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