In yet another sign that the Federal Trade Commission is serious about examining online privacy, Christopher Soghoian said today that he’s accepted a job as technical consultant to the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection.Soghoian, currently with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, is among the most influential researchers today when it comes to online privacy and advertising.
“David Vladeck, the new head of the Bureau of Consumer Protection recently told the New York Times that ‘he would hire technologists to help analyze online marketers’ tracking.’ I guess that means people like me,” Soghoian said on his blog.
Read more on Media Post and on Chris’s blog. This is good news, indeed.
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