I'm Going to Washington...
I’m delighted to announce that I’m going to Washington: I’ll be succeeding Ed Felten as Chief Technologist of the Federal Trade Commission. I’ll return to academe in a year.
The FTC has many roles; among them is making sure that companies keep their promises about security and privacy. These are areas I’ve been working on for many, many years.
I should note: I’ll be posting a lot less to this blog over the coming year (not that I’ve been that prolific of late anyway); in particular, I won’t post anything that comes even vaguely near the FTC’s roles. If it appears here, it’s a personal opinion (and I’ll add a disclaimer anyway). Maybe I’ll restrict my commenting to musings about the New York Mets; I don’t think a manager or a player promising a win falls under FTC jurisdiction if they lose… (Hey — they took three out of four from the Giants, a first place team. Maybe they’re waking up.)