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The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and intera... more.
Assistant Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program
International Association of Privacy Professionals
ABA Antitrust Section Privacy
The George Washington University Law School
Bachelor of Arts
Literature in English
George Washington University
Pincus Professional Education - MCLE for Attorneys & Legal Professionals
Katie Harrington-McBride, Esq.
Principal Counsel 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, Katie has worked extensively on regulations and policy-setting in the areas of telemarketing, spam, emerging technologies, and privacy. She 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.
I have previously been honored by this selection but this year was particularly gratifying because one of my co-honorees was my former student Katie Harrington-McBride who recently began her work as counsel to Disney Corporation.
The George Washington University Law School - George Washington Law Alumni Association
Catherine Harrington-McBride, J.D. 1994
President Attorney Federal Trade Commission
Orientation Faculty and Staff
Professor, George Washington University Law School; J.D., George Washington University Law School
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.