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Carnegie Mellon Prof Lorrie Cranor Named FTC Chief Technologist; Edith Ramirez Comments

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Lorrie Cranor
Lorrie Cranor

Lorrie Cranor, a professor of computer science, engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University, will join the Federal Trade Commission in January as the agency’s chief technologist.

She will succeed Ashkan Soltani and advise FTC Chair Edith Ramirez on technology and policy concerns, FTC said Thursday.

“We are delighted to welcome Lorrie to our team, where she will play a key role in helping guide the many areas of FTC work involving new technologies and platforms,” said Ramirez.

Cranor is also currently head of Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory and co-director of the privacy engineering master’s program at the university.

She has previously worked at AT&T‘s research and development division and New York University’s Stern School of Business and founded the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security.

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