Aaron Burstein

Senior Legal Advisor, Federal Trade Commission

Aaron Burstein is a senior legal advisor at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to Commissioner Julie Brill at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). At the FTC, Mr. Burstein advises on enforcement and policy matters concerning privacy, data security, financial practices, and a range of other consumer protection issues. Before joining the FTC in 2013, Mr. Burstein was a policy advisor at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), where he played a central role in drafting Commerce’s privacy “green paper” and the Obama Administration’s Privacy Blueprint. Mr. Burstein 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.

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