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FTC Snags Soltani for Chief Technologist Role

Update On :28 October 2014

FTC Snags Soltani for Chief Technologist Role

"Privacy expert and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ashkan Soltani will be the Federal Trade Commission's new chief technologist, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced Tuesday.

Soltani will succeed Latanya Sweeney in the position beginning in November. Sweeney is returning to Harvard University, where she founded and directs Harvard's Data Privacy Lab.

Soltani already has served as a technical expert for the FTC and worked there between 2010 and 2011 as a staff technologist. In his new role, he will advise the commission on technology and policy issues.

""Technology and online and mobile platforms are continuing to evolve at a rapid pace and will remain a key focus for the FTC as more and more consumers adopt mobile devices and tablets,"" said Ramirez.

News Source From : http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/FTC-Snags-Soltani-for-Chief-Technologist-Role-81238.html

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