Kristin Cohen


Federal Trade Commission

Acting Associate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection

Kristin Cohen is the Chief of Staff for the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.  Her work focuses primarily on enforcing federal statutes and regulations that pertain to information security and consumer privacy, including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.  Ms. Cohen previously served as the Chief of the FTC’s Office of Technology Research and Investigation.  This Office conducts research on emerging applied technologies, including with respect to privacy and data security issues.   


Contributions by Kristin Cohen

  • Kids Are (Not) Alright: Protecting children's privacy in the pandemic
    Speaker at Virtual Baltimore KnowledgeNet: March 11, 2021
  • The Changing World of Children’s Privacy
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2019