New FTC Pick Could Bring Economic Focus To Privacy Cases

Law360, New York (September 11, 2012, 9:07 PM EDT) -- The White House on Monday nominated law professor and economist Joshua Wright to replace Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch at the Federal Trade Commission, a move attorneys say could make the agency more willing to consider the economic impact of companies' allegedly deceptive disclosures when weighing potential consumer protection and privacy violations.

With Rosch's seven-year term set to expire at the end of September, President Barack Obama nominated Wright, a professor at the George Mason University School of Law who holds a doctorate in economics as well...
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