Federal Trade CommissionBusiness Cred:
Former chief counsel for Senate antitrust subcommittee. Ex-lobbyist for the Motion Picture Association of America.Power Center:
Chairs the Federal Trade Commission, which has the power to act against anticompetitive business practices.Sound Bite:
“Despite some good actors, self-regulation of privacy … is not working adequately for American consumers. We deserve far better from the companies we entrust our data to.”Quote About:
“He’s very good at identifying novel issues that really benefit consumers, and really pushing those issues so they become part of our national agenda.” —Pamela Jones Harbour, former FTC commissionerBig Win:
Reached settlement with Intel to prohibit the use of threats, retaliation, or exclusive deals to block customers from buying competitors’ products.Setting sights on:
“Do Not Track,” a mechanism allowing consumers to say they don’t want their online behavior and data collected or used in targeted advertising.