This week, Jessica Rich, director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, announced she's leaving the agency. With Rich and former Commissioner Julie Brill, who left in 2016 for private practice, gone, it wouldn't be unreasonable to be concerned that the agency lost two of its strongest leaders on consumer privacy. But Rich isn't. She predicts the FTC will be very aggressive on regulating sensitive data, and expanding what's classified as such, in the future. And while there are some rumblings that Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen is too focused on "harm" cases, Rich notes former Chairman Tim Muris was also very focused on harm, but says that was "one of our most productive times in privacy and security." In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Rich talks to Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, about her wins and regrets in 26 years at the FTC.
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