Attorney

FTC

Laura D. Berger is a senior attorney in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the Federal Trade Commission. She enforces federal laws that protect consumer privacy. She has worked extensively on policy and enforcement involving standards such as Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act and the Commission’s Safeguards and Privacy Rules under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Recently, her work has focused on the privacy and security standards applicable to social media, mobile apps, and the Internet of Things. She also has worked on the agency’s efforts to educate app developers about privacy, including the guide "Marketing Your Mobile App: Get it Right from the Start." In addition, she was author of the Commission’s Safeguards Rule, and has worked to develop educational materials to assist businesses to comply with that Rule. She received a B.A. in English from Tulane University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She works in the FTC’s Regional Office in San Francisco.