FTC Names Acting Chief Technologist

Maureen Ohlhausen, acting chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, has named Neil Alan Chilson acting chief technologist.

Chilson has been an attorney advisor in Ohlhausen's office, principally on tech, privacy and data security.

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Before that he was at law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer.

“Neil has spent his career at this intersection and has been a valuable contributor to the FTC’s technology-related work," said Ohlhausen. "I am pleased to have his technical expertise and policy experience available to the Commission in this new role.”

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.