Julie Brill

Senators Introduce Bill to Regulate Data Collection

Commerce chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Sen.

FTC to Congress: Don’t Wait for Us to Pass Patent Troll Legislation

Congress shouldn’t wait for a pending Federal Trade Commission investigation into patent troll practices before passing legislation, commissioner Julie Brill said today during an International CES panel on patent litigation reform.

Acxiom Gives Consumers Control of Their Data

Hoping to keep regulators at bay, Acxiom, one of the world's largest data brokers, today launched a portal that shows consumers the data that the company has on them and lets them make changes or opt out.

Can Reclaim Your Name Resonate Like Do Not Track?

What's in a slogan? To the Federal Trade Commission, which is trying to goad an industry into adopting voluntary guidelines on data privacy issues, a catchy phrase might offer a lot of value.

Obama Names Edith Ramirez to Chair Federal Trade Commission

President Barack Obama will officially name Edith Ramirez to be the next chairman of the Federal Trade Commission on Monday, March 4, the FTC confirmed.

For the First Time, Women Could Head FTC, FCC

President Obama has the chance to make history again, this time by naming the first woman chair of the Federal Communications Commission as well as one to head the Federal Trade Commission.

FTC Chairman to Leave in Mid-February

Federal Trade Commission chairman Jon Leibowitz will step down from the agency February 15 after four years as chairman. He has been a commissioner since 2004. Many in Washington anticipated his move, announced late Thursday in a number of leading national newspapers, since last year.