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Shaundra Watson

Federal Trade Commission
Attorney Advisor
Washington, DC, USA


Shaundra Watson is a Counsel for International Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission and handles international privacy, data security, and Internet governance issues.  Ms. Watson spent the last year serving as an Attorney Advisor for Commissioner Julie Brill, where she handled a wide range of consumer protection and privacy issues.  Ms. Watson has focused on U.S.-EU privacy issues, including the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and served as the lead staff person on issues related to ICANN and domain name policy, for which she received the agency’s Paul Rand Dixon Award.  Ms. Watson has worked with foreign consumer protection, data protection, and telecommunications authorities to increase cross-border cooperation.  Notably, Ms. Watson led the coordination of the London Action Plan—a global public-private cybersecurity network—for four years.  Ms. Watson has also conducted technical assistance missions on consumer protection and privacy in developing countries.  Ms. Watson began her FTC career litigating cases in federal court involving spam, telemarketing, and Internet fraud.  Prior to joining the FTC, Ms. Watson practiced law at Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. (now Hogan Lovells) in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Watson clerked for Justice Peggy Quince on the Florida Supreme Court and is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.
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