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Hugh Stevenson

Federal Trade Commission
Deputy Director, Office of International Affairs
Washington, DC, USA


Hugh Stevenson is the Deputy Director for International Consumer Protection in the Federal Trade Commission's Office of International Affairs. Mr. Stevenson leads the team that coordinates the FTC's international consumer protection and privacy policy work, and that deals with the international aspects of the FTC's consumer protection and privacy enforcement cooperation. He has served on the U.S. delegations for several international organizations, and currently heads the U.S. delegation to the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy. He has also served as a moderator for various FTC and OECD conferences focusing on international issues, including jurisdiction, judgment recognition, alternative dispute resolution, the interactive web, and spam. He coordinated FTC work on the 2006 U.S. SAFE WEB Act on international enforcement cooperation, and has led the negotiation of enforcement cooperation arrangements with agencies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Stevenson has also served in various other positions at the FTC. As the FTC's Associate Director for Planning & Information, he led the establishment of the FTC's Consumer Response Center; the FTC's identity theft program; and the Consumer Sentinel complaint system, now accessible to more than 1,000 U.S. and foreign enforcement partners. He has also litigated for the FTC, for state government, and in private practice. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the Harvard Law School, and also spent the 2005-06 academic year at Harvard as a Kramer Fellow. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor teaching comparative US-EU privacy law at the Georgetown University Law Center. He has made presentations to congressional committees, and to international organizations and other audiences on five continents.

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