Senior Advisor to Commissioner Julie Brill, Federal Trade Commission, USA
Aaron Burstein has been an attorney advisor to Commissioner Julie Brill at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) since August 2013 and is responsible for advising Commissioner Brill on enforcement and policy matters concerning privacy, data security, financial practices, and a range of other consumer protection issues.
Before joining the FTC, Mr Burstein was a policy advisor at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the Department of Commerce. There he played a central role in drafting Commerce’s privacy “green paper” and the Obama Administration’s Privacy Blueprint. He also served as Director for Privacy and Civil Liberties in the Cybersecurity Directorate of the National Security Council at the White House. Before joining NTIA, Mr Burstein was a research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and a trial attorney in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.
Mr Burstein earned his law degree from Berkeley and his undergraduate degree from Brown University.