FTC Names Latanya Sweeney as Chief Technologist; Andrea Matwyshyn as Policy Advisor

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced the appointments of Latanya Sweeney as the agency’s Chief Technologist and Andrea Matwyshyn as a Senior Policy Advisor on privacy and data security issues.


Dr. Matwyshyn is an assistant professor for legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an affiliate in the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.  She has a J.D, a Ph.D.in human development and social policy, and a master’s degree in international relations from Northwestern University.  Dr. Matwyshyn’s research focuses on technology and innovation, data security, consumer privacy, and technology entrepreneurship.
“Andrea is a rising academic star whose insights on the intersection of technology innovation and data privacy and security law will be enormously valuable to the FTC’s efforts to protect consumer privacy while promoting innovation,” Chairwoman Ramirez said. 
Dr. Matwyshyn will join the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning as a Senior Policy Advisor in December; she will advise the agency on privacy and data security policy issues.
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