Katherine E. McCarron is an attorney with the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. This division of the Commission has responsibility for enforcing federal statutes and regulations that pertain to information security and consumer privacy. Ms. McCarron investigates and prosecutes violations of U.S. federal laws governing the privacy and security of consumer information and has worked on FTC enforcement actions under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act. She received her J.D., from Stanford Law School, her M.A. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her B.A. from Yale University.