The ABA Antitrust Section’s Privacy and Information Security Committee and the Privacy Legislation Task Force have surveyed the privacy legislation landscape with a three-part series of interviews with privacy professionals. This informative series is meant to provide insights for privacy veterans, while also serving as an introduction for generalist practitioners that are (or are becoming!) interested in the critical role that privacy legislation has on our government, businesses, and society more broadly.
In the first of these interviews, former Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman and Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen discusses the history and future of US federal privacy legislation. Ms. Ohlhausen previously held multiple different roles at the FTC, including service as Director of the Office of Policy Planning. In addition to her time at the FTC, Ms. Ohlhausen has become a recognized thought leader and speaker on privacy, antitrust, and consumer protection matters. She has testified over a dozen times before the US Congress, including on proposed privacy legislation. She currently practices as a partner at Baker Botts LLP in Washington, DC.