In an op-ed for The Hill, former commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, Orson Swindle argues why Maureen Ohlhausen is the proper choice to lead the agency. Swindle cites Ohlhausen’s focus on concrete harm as one of her strengths, specifically as it pertains to privacy. “Acting Chairman Ohlhausen’s ability to separate real from imagined problems is clearly seen in her record on privacy and data security,” Swindle writes. “She is always striving to better understand new technologies and business models to better determine whether there has been real harm done to consumers.” Swindle believes Ohlhausen will be able to successfully fight against the Federal Communications Commission’s broadband privacy rules. “Given Ohlhausen’s wise and persistent opposition, one can imagine a rational partnership between an Ohlhausen-led FTC and the FCC under the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai, a partnership that will act to create a fair, level playing field for all players in the internet world,” writes Swindle.
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