Information Privacy: A Fireside Chat with FTC Commissioner Julie Brill
Julie Brill was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission on April 6, 2012. Since joining the Commission, Ms. Brill has worked actively on issues most affecting today's consumers, including protecting consumers' privacy, encouraging appropriate advertising substantiation, guarding consumers from financial fraud, and maintaining competition in industries involving high tech and health care.
Commissioner Brill has received several national awards for her work protecting consumers. She has testified before Congress, published numerous articles, and served on many national expert panels focused on consumer protection issues such as pharmaceuticals, privacy, credit reporting, data security breaches, and tobacco. Commissioner Brill has also served as a Vice-Chair of the Consumer Protection Committee of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association.
Commissioner Brill graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and from New York University School of Law, where she had a Root-Tilden Scholarship for her commitment to public service.