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Ed Felten Named FTC’s First Chief Technologist

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has named Edward Felten, a Princeton professor of computer science and public affairs, as its Chief Technologist, effective January 1. Felten’s main role will be to provide advice on technology policy issues.

In his announcement today, Jon Leibowitz, Federal Trade Commission chairman, said: “Ed is extraordinarily respected in the technology community, and his background and knowledge make him an outstanding choice to serve as the agency’s first Chief Technologist. He’s going to add unparalleled expertise on high-technology markets and computer security.”

Related Links:
Dr. Felten Goes to Washington Ed Felton, Nov.4.2010
Princeton prof. Edward Felten named FTC’s first Chief Technologist The Hill, Nov.4.2010
FTC Gets a Chief Technologist Richard Bennett, Nov.10.2010

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