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Debbie  Matties

Debbie Matties

CTIA
Vice President of Privacy
Washington, DC, USA


Debbie Matties is Vice President of Privacy at CTIA-The Wireless Association.  Debbie is responsible for working with CTIA members on industry best practices and leads CTIA’s efforts to educate policymakers and consumers about the options wireless companies offer to protect personal information. She serves as the association’s primary liaison with government agencies and their representatives on privacy issues.

Before joining CTIA, Debbie was an Attorney Advisor for Consumer Protection to former Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz. She played an integral role on the 2012 Privacy Report, Facial Recognition Technology Report and reports on mobile privacy. Debbie also advised Chairman Leibowitz on financial and other consumer protection regulation and enforcement.

Previously, Matties was a staff attorney at the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and an associate at Covington & Burling. She was a judicial clerk for The Honorable Leonard I. Garth at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Newark, NJ and for The Honorable Thomas Penfield Jackson at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Debbie has a Juris Doctor with highest honors from George Washington University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in biology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Debbie is a member of the Department of Homeland Security Data Protection and Integrity Advisory Committee, a member of the Future of Privacy Forum Advisory Board, and an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional.

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