On August 27, Professor Paul Ohm, Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Law School, will join the FTC as a senior policy advisor for consumer protection and competition issues affecting the Internet and mobile markets. Ohm specializes on topics that include information privacy and cyberlaw issues. He has authored numerous law review articles and essays that address the impact of technology on consumer privacy and he is a frequent blogger and contributor to FTC roundtables and industry conferences.
Ohm will join the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, which focuses on the development and implementation of long-range competition and consumer protection policy initiatives, and advises staff on cases raising new or complex legal or policy issues. This will be the second time that Ohm has served the government in a privacy-focused capacity. He previously served as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.
A press release on Ohm’s new role is available here.