Yesterday, Crowell & Moring hosted an International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) KnowledgeNet featuring the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) new Chief Technologist, Lorrie Cranor.

In her short time at the FTC, Cranor has already made waves by encouraging companies to rethink mandatory password changes.  At the event, Cranor spoke about the focus of her work, the expectations the FTC has for companies regarding technology and privacy notices, and upcoming areas of focus for the FTC.  She also promoted a few FTC educational opportunities to look forward to, including outreach on drones, ransomware, and smart televisions.