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Patricia Poss

Chief, Bureau of Consumer Protection Mobile Technology Unit, Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Patricia Poss is the Chief of the Mobile Technology Unit in the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection. As head of this unit, Ms. Poss leads the Bureau's law enforcement and policy work related to mobile technology. Ms. Poss was one of the primary drafters of the FTC's recent staff report, "Mobile Apps for Kids: Current Privacy Disclosures are Dis app ointing." Previously, Ms. Poss served five years as counsel to the Director of the Bureau, and before that, she spent several years investigating and litigating consumer protection cases that challenged Internet fraud (including phishing), spam, and telemarketing fraud. Prior to joining the FTC in 1999, Ms. Poss clerked for the Appellate Court of Illinois and the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Ms. Poss received a BA from Viterbo University, an MA from Emerson College, and a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School.


Biography last updated April 24, 2012