back to article FTC's privacy champion Julie Brill steps down

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is set to lose one of its primary champions of consumer protection and privacy: Commissioner Julie Brill will step down at the end of the month. The regulator did not give a reason for Brill's resignation. Sworn into office in April of 2010, her term was due to expire in September this …

  1. PaulAb

    Balanced view

    'The FTC did not provide a timetable for naming or confirming Brill's successor'.

    I think it should be Mr Comey, the head of the G-men. After all they have no axes to grind since they found a way to open up an iphone without using a Tommy gun.

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: Balanced view

      Seeing that he fits the "Hoover model" in the FBI, he was probably hoping he'd get to use the Tommy gun.

  2. imanidiot Silver badge
    Black Helicopters

    Too much of a champion

    Maybe the lady was a bit too much of a champion for consumers, got in the way of plans and got pressured into leaving? Wouldn't surprise me in the least. Time will probably tell.

    1. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

      Re: Too much of a champion

      Or just got exhausted from continually struggling against the tide. It must be frustrating being a privacy and civil-rights advocate in the US Federal government.

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