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US FTC adds senior staffer with privacy litigation track record

By Mike Swift
  • 22 Jun 2022 20:50
  • 22 Jun 2022 21:01
The US Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection arm has added a seasoned enforcer with a track record of aggressive privacy challenges to large tech companies including Google and Meta Platforms.

Benjamin Wiseman, formerly the consumer protection chief for the District of Columbia's Office of the Attorney General, has joined the FTC as deputy

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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