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Kurt Wimmer is a partner concentrating in privacy, data protection and technology law.  He advises national and multinational companies on privacy, data security and technology issues, particularly in connection with online and mobile media, targeted advertising, and monetization strategies.  Mr. Wimmer is rated in the first tier by Legal 500, designated as a national leader in Chambers USA, and is included in Best Lawyers in America in four categories.  He represents companies and associations on public policy matters before the FTC, FCC, Congress and state attorneys general, as well as in privacy assessments and policies, strategic content ventures, copyright protection and strategy, content liability advice, and international matters.

Here’s a five-minute overview of the five major bodies that will influence the privacy, data protection and data security areas as we start 2011.

1.       The Federal Trade Commission.  The FTC’s privacy efforts focus on the FTC Act’s broad prohibition against “unfair or deceptive” acts or practices.  The FTC also has played a valuable role