President Obama Nominates David Medine '78 as Chairman of Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

David Medine, '78, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as Chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. Medine is a partner in the law firm WilmerHale where his practice focuses on privacy and data security, having previously served as a Senior Advisor to the White House National Economic Council from 2000 to 2001.  From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Medine was the Associate Director for Financial Practices at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) where, in addition to enforcing financial privacy laws, he took the lead on Internet privacy, chaired a federal advisory committee on privacy issues, and was part of the team that negotiated a privacy safe harbor agreement with the European Union.  Before joining the FTC, Mr. Medine taught at the Indiana University (Bloomington) School of Law and the George Washington University School of Law.  Mr. Medine earned his B.A. from Hampshire College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.