Federal Trade Commission

Trump names regulation critic Maureen Ohlhausen as acting FTC chairwoman

Trump names regulation critic Maureen Ohlhausen as acting FTC chairwoman

President Donald Trump has designated Maureen Ohlhausen as the Federal Trade Commission's acting chairwoman, putting her in charge of a powerful consumer protection agency that in recent years has become a major technology and privacy watchdog.

Ohlhausen, a Republican, had been serving as an FTC commissioner since 2012. She is a noted critic of government regulation, such as the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, and frequently uses the phrase "regulatory humility" to describe her philosophy on federal policymaking.

"I am deeply honored that President Trump has asked me to serve," said Ohlhausen in a statement. "I will work to...

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