In Washington, just over a month after the presidential election, it was natural that FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen should be asked about the coming effect of a Trump administration as part of her opening keynote conversation at the IAPP’s Practical Privacy Series event. In response to Wilmer Hale Partner Reed Freeman’s, CIPP/US, question, however, Ohlhausen evinced a general lack of concern. With a history as a staffer at the Federal Trade Commission going back nearly 20 years, “I have seen other transitions before,” she said. “So, just looking to the past as an indicator, I’d say the FTC is very good at handing the baton from one administration to the next. And there’s been a lot of consistency in data privacy and security issues.” In a wide-ranging talk, the commissioner discussed her stance on regulatory enforcement, a view she described as "regulatory humility," and gave a glimpse of priorities for 2017. IAPP Publications Director Sam Pfeifle has the details for The Privacy Advisor.
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