Today, addressing the IAPP Global Privacy Summit, recently appointed Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Edith Ramirez indicated a focus on enforcement of COPPA and other directives, regulating the mobile space and an exploration of the impact of the “Internet of Things” on privacy would be priorities for the FTC going forward under her watch. She also mentioned optimism on aligning the EU’s Binding Corporate Rules with APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules. Ramirez was appointed FTC chair by U.S. President Barack Obama just five days ago. She addressed the IAPP in a back-and-forth discussion led by Jim Halpert, partner in the communications, e-commerce and privacy practice at lawfirm DLA Piper.
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