Washington — The U.S. Senate has confirmed unanimously the new chairman, Republican Joseph Simons, to lead the Federal Trade Commission.  The Senate has also confirmed four new Commissioners, Republicans Noah Phillips and Christine Wilson, and Democrats Rohit Chopra and Rebecca Slaughter to fill out the board.  

The Computer & Communications Industry Association has promoted competition and consumer protection in technology and communications markets for 45 years, including supporting regulators in cases involving IBM, AT&T and others.

The following can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black:

“The new FTC leadership will enable the Commission to continue to fulfill its consumer protection mandate.  The new confirmations will reinforce the agency’s efforts to advocate for antitrust enforcement with the goal to maximize consumer welfare in the U.S. and abroad.”

“A fully-staffed commission will better enable the agency to protect consumers from identity theft, and thoughtfully address concrete privacy and data security harms.”

 

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