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FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish (bilingual counselors are availa
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Katie Harrington-McBride, Esq.
Disney Corporate Legal
Katie Harrington-McBride is Principal Counsel at The Walt Disney Company.
In her work in the corporate legal privacy group, Katie focuses on domestic privacy compliance and accountability practices.
Previously, Katie worked for the Federal Trade Commission, serving as counsel to the director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection and as a staff attorney in the Division of Marketing Practices and the Western Region - Los Angeles Office.
While at the FTC
has worked extensively on regulations and policy-setting in the areas of telemarketing, spam, emerging technologies, and privacy.
also has litigated a variety of enforcement actions.
Prior to joining the FTC, Katie was the assistant director of the Legal Research and Writing program at The George Washington University Law School and faculty liaison to the Moot Court, Trial Court, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Boards.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Literature in English from the George Washington University and is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School.
Katie is also a member of the IAPP and the ABA Antitrust Section Privacy and Information Security Committee.
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Catherine Harrington-McBride, J.D. 1994
Federal Trade Commission
CARU West Coast Conference Focuses on Children’s O
During a later discussion, Katie Harrington-McBride of the Federal Trade Commission referenced OnGuardOnline.com, the Commission's online parental education program that offers tips on protecting kids' privacy online, and its Parent's Guide to Social Media.
Responding to requests for updates on the recent review of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Ms. Harrington-McBride
confirmed that "within the next few months there will be an articulation from the FTC
in which the Commission will either announce that there will be no change OR that there will be an announcement of what the changes will be."
The medium or venue or size of organization doesn't matter," said Ms. Harrington-McBride
, who did reiterate, however, that the FTC
is working hard to make sure its online resources are comprehensive and easy to understand - especially for smaller businesses.
Catherine C. ...
Catherine C. Harrington-McBride, Federal Trade Commission
anti comparison software spam
"The act is really not drafted in a way to diminish the amount of e-mail that individual consumers receive, but to empower them to limit the flow on a sender-by-sender basis," says Katie Harrington-McBride, a staff attorney with the FTC.
CAN-SPAM also has given legitimate e-rnailers guidelines - such as the inclusion of an opt-out option and a mailing address with each e-mail - to distinguish themselves from spammers, Harrington-McBride