FTC confirms Alvaro Bedoya to give Democrats 3-2 edge on the commission

The Senate confirmation of Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission last week may jump-start the agency’s ambitious policy agendas on privacy and antitrust.

Bedoya was previously a visiting professor at Georgetown Law, where he founded and directed the Center on Privacy and Technology. Responding to his nomination in September 2021, he wrote on Twitter, “It is the honor of my life to be nominated to serve on the FTC.”

Some eight months later, he was confirmed with a 50-50 vote that split along party lines and required the vote of Vice President Kamala Harris to break the tie. Bedoya’s lengthy
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