Nithan Sannappa

Senior Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission

Nithan Sannappa is a Senior Attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection where he enforces federal consumer protection laws concerning privacy and data security. Sannappa has been instrumental in the agency’s recent enforcement activities related to software and product security in the Internet of Things, leading cases related to the failure to secure consumer products. He has played a significant role in the agency’s efforts in the area of mobile privacy and security, leading cases against mobile application developers. Sannappa advises divisions within the FTC, Congressional offices and other federal agencies on privacy and data security policy and legislative matters. Sannappa graduated from Harvard Law School and the University of California, Berkeley.

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