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Manas Mohapatra

Federal Trade Commission

San Francisco,, CA, USA


Manas Mohapatra works for the FTC's Mobile Technology Unit, where he focuses on consumer protection issues related to mobile technology.  Most recently, he co-authored the FTC Staff Report: Mobile Apps for Kids: Dislcosures Still Not Making the Grade. Previously, Manas served in the FTC's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, where he focused on privacy and security issues raised by new technologies, such as social networking, facial recognition, and peer-to-peer file sharing software. Manas brought enforcement actions in multiple cases involving allegations of unfair or deceptive privacy and security practices, including the FTC's settlements with Facebook and MySpace.  He also served on detail as an attorney-advisor to then-FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez, advising on consumer protection issues. Prior to joining the FTC, he was a litigation associate at Goodwin Procter, and a judicial law clerk for the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court in Puerto Rico. Before law school, Manas worked as a senior web developer for Nickelodeon Online and as a database programmer for a distance education software company.  He received his BA from Johns Hopkins University and his JD from Northwestern.
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