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Katie Ratte

Katie Ratte

Associate General Counsel, Privacy - The Walt Disney Company

Katie Ratté is Associate General Counsel, Privacy for The Walt Disney Company.  Prior to joining Disney, Katie was a senior attorney with the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection in the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. She investigated and prosecuted violations of U.S. federal laws governing the privacy and security of consumer information and brought the FTC’s 2010 privacy action against Google for Section 5 violations arising from the launch of its “Google Buzz” social network.

Ms. Ratté also negotiated the FTC’s enforcement action against the data broker ChoicePoint, which resulted in the highest civil penalty collected to date in a consumer protection enforcement action. Ms. Ratté was one of the authors of the December 2010 preliminary staff report, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Business and Policymakers.”

Ms. Ratté also served as counsel for international consumer protection in the FTC’s Office of International Affairs, where she worked on a number of international policy initiatives dealing with privacy and data security, including the project to establish cross-border privacy rules in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework.

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