By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-13-21

President Joe Biden has nominated Alvaro Bedoya as commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. He will replace Democratic Commissioner Rohi Chopra, who has been named to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

If he is confirmed, Bedoya, who has been critical of facial recognition tech and is a big advocate of privacy protections, is joining an agency focused on reining in Big Tech and its perceived anticompetitive conduct….

Bedoya was the first chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, including conducting oversight of Big Tech.  » Read More