David Vladeck is the faculty director of the Center. Professor Vladeck recently returned to Georgetown Law after serving for nearly four years as the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC is the nation’s chief regulatory agency charged with protecting privacy and data security with respect to commercial entities. During his tenure at the FTC, the agency brought over 50 privacy enforcement cases, many against large technology firms, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and others. The agency also issued many guidance documents on online and mobile privacy. Professor Vladeck is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science, Law and Technology, and is on the boards of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and the National Consumers Law Center.