A Conversation with Julie Brill, FTC Commissioner

Last week at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, John Palfrey led a conversation with Julie Brill, who was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission April 6, 2010, to a term that expires on September 25, 2016. The conversation centered on the Federal Trade Commission’s policy and enforcement initiatives in the area of online privacy and data security, including privacy issues surrounding Facebook, Google, Twitter, mobile apps, smartphones, Big Data and data brokers. Commissioner Brill talked about the Federal Trade Commission’s efforts to protect consumers in this area.

I didn’t blog on it then because it was an in-person event that wasn’t webcast, but it was recorded and is now available freely on the web, here (I’m using that particular link off the Berkman site to give you the most media download options). These are two brilliant folks discussing majorly interesting (and significant) consumer privacy issues that do (or will) affect us all, so I hope you enjoy the video (it runs a bit over an hour, just so’s you know).

More as it happens,

Cheryl LaGuardia About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at claguard@fas.harvard.edu, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.