Outline Programme

18-21 NOVEMBER 2015

Hugh Stevenson
Deputy Director
International Consumer Protection U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Hugh Stevenson is Deputy Director for International Consumer Protection at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), leading the team that coordinates the FTC's international consumer protection and privacy work. He recently served as the leading US government expert working on the proposed revision of the UN consumer guidelines. He heads the U.S. delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) consumer policy committee, and is the U.S. Vice Chair of the OECD working party on security and privacy in the digital economy.  He earlier coordinated FTC work on the 2006 U.S. SAFE WEB Act, renewed in 2012--legislation to enhance the FTC’s international enforcement cooperation. He has worked in various other positions at the FTC, and has litigated for the FTC, for state government, and in private practice. Hugh, a Harvard Law School graduate, also spent the 2005-06 academic year at Harvard as a Kramer Fellow, and has taught comparative US-EU privacy law as an adjunct professor at Georgetown law school.

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