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Aaron Burstein

Federal Trade Commission
Attorney Advisor
Washington, DC, USA


Aaron Burstein has been an attorney advisor to Commissioner Julie Brill at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) since August 2013 and is responsible for advising Commissioner Brill on enforcement and policy matters concerning privacy, data security, financial practices, and a range of other consumer protection issues.  Before joining the FTC, Aaron was a policy advisor at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the Department of Commerce.  At NTIA, Aaron played a central role in drafting Commerce’s privacy “green paper” and the Obama Administration’s Privacy Blueprint.  Aaron was detailed to the National Security Council at the White House, where he served as Director for Privacy and Civil Liberties in the Cybersecurity Directorate.  Before joining NTIA, Aaron was a research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and School of Information and a trial attorney in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.  Aaron earned his law degree from Berkeley and his undergraduate degree from Brown University. 
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