Today, Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced that Jessica Rich has been named Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (the “Bureau”). Rich, who has more than 22 years of experience at the Commission, currently serves as Associate Director in the Bureau’s Division of Financial Practices. She will take over the Bureau Director role from Acting Bureau Director Charles Harwood, who will return to his previous position as Deputy Bureau Director.
As Bureau Director, it is expected that Rich will continue to focus the Commission’s efforts on addressing a number of key emerging technology issues, including consumers’ increased use of the mobile Internet, expanding consumer data collection by businesses, and privacy issues relating to the growing interconnection between everyday consumer devices.
For additional background about Rich, please see the Kelley Drye client advisory.
On June 27, Kelley Drye & Warren will convene top government policy-makers from the FTC and CPSC, industry thought-leaders, and marketing law specialists at the Advertising and Privacy Law Summit in Washington, D.C. This full-day seminar will look ahead to priorities for the new Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. To inquire about attendance at this invitation-only event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.