Ashkan Soltani

Independent Researcher

Ashkan Soltani, as Chief Technologist, advises the Commission on evolving technology and policy issues. Expanding the agency’s technology expertise is among his priorities, and Soltani is spearheading the agency’s new Office of Technology Research and Investigation, which will look at emerging issues such as algorithmic transparency.

Prior to joining the FTC as Chief Technologist, Soltani served as an independent researcher and consultant for more than 20 years, and his work has focused on technology, privacy, security, and behavioral economics. He previously served as a technical expert for the Commission, and worked at the agency as a staff technologist from 2010-2011.

Ashkan’s sessions at USA 2012

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