The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it would name Paul Ohm, an expert in online privacy, as a special advisor.
Ohm, who is currently an associate professor at the University of Colorado Law School, will advise the agency on mobile privacy and competition issues that could arise as the FTC tackles some investigations against a number of major companies, according to a report from the Washington Post
. Ohm is the latest expert in his field to be given an advisory role by the FTC, which has often sought counsel from these specialists in cases such as the one brought against Google for alleged violation of antitrust rules.
"The FTC is the focal point for so many of the important information privacy debates taking place today," said Ohm, who specializes in information privacy, computer crime law and intellectual property law, according to the newspaper.Eduard Goodman
, the chief privacy officer for Identity Theft
911, writes regularly on his official blog about how consumers can protect their sensitive personal data online.
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