Topic: Julie Brill

Senators Introduce Bill to Regulate Data Collection

Sets the stage for pushback from the ad industry

Commerce chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) have introduced a bill to lift the "veil of secrecy" behind data broker data collection practices, making good on a…

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

Tech industry still pushing for action

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…

Acxiom Gives Consumers Control of Their Data

Portal launches as Washington debates data broker practices

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…

Can Reclaim Your Name Resonate Like Do Not Track?

FTC's Brill coins campaign slogan to push consumer control of data

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…

Obama Names Edith Ramirez to Chair Federal Trade Commission

New chair has close political ties with Obama

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. Ramirez's appointment was not a total…

For the First Time, Women Could Head FTC, FCC

Obama may make history again

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…

FTC Chairman to Leave in Mid-February

Leibowitz one of the most active FTCs in recent memory

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…