|FTC chair to speak at UNC Oct. 11|
|Monday, September 24, 2007|
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Deborah Platt Majoras, who Washingtonian Magazine called one of the “100 Most Powerful Women in Washington,” will speak at Carolina Oct. 11.
The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication will present the free, public lecture at 5:30 p.m. in Carroll Hall 111 as part of the Roy H. Park Distinguished Lecture Series.
Majoras’ speech, “The Role of Truthful Information in the Marketplace,” will cover topics including how the FTC responds to the information market.
Since Majoras was sworn in as chairwoman in August 2004, she has directed efforts to protect consumers from emerging frauds including identity theft, spy ware and deceptive spam. In 2006, President Bush appointed her co-chair of his Identity Theft Task Force.
Majoras was deputy assistant attorney general and principal deputy of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division from 2001 until 2003. Previously, she was a partner in the antitrust section of the international law firm Jones Day, representing clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, monopolization, price fixing, distribution issues and governmental investigations.
Majoras received the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ 2007 Privacy Leadership Award, as well as the 2007 Award for Excellence in the Field of Public Policy given by RSA Security. SC Magazine named her one of the Top Five Influential Security Thinkers in 2006.