IDG Contributor Network: FTC appoints EFF board member Lorrie Cranor as Chief Technologist
The US Federal Trade Commission has taken a big step toward privacy and security by appointing Lorrie Faith Cranor as Chief Technologist. Cranor wears many hats; she is the director of the Carnegie Mellon Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory and a member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Board of Directors. She was previously a researcher at AT&T Labs Research and has also taught at the Stern School of Business at New York University.
She will succeed Ashkan Soltani at the FTC. Soltani is a privacy and security expert who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service as part of the team at The Washington Post and The Guardian for their coverage of NSA surveillance and Edward Snowden. And in Cranor, Soltani is getting a rightful successor.