James A. Trilling

Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission

Jim Trilling is a senior attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, where he leads policy initiatives, investigations, and litigation.  He played leadership roles in planning the FTC’s 2018-2019 hearings on artificial intelligence, data security, and privacy and the FTC’s 2019 workshop on the future of the COPPA Rule.  He has played leading roles in numerous FTC privacy and data security matters, including the FTC’s cases against Uber Technologies, Inc., Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, and CyberSpy Software, LLC.  He served a two-year detail as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, where he conducted investigations and worked on legislative proposals regarding privacy, cybersecurity, and a variety of other issues.  Before joining the FTC, he litigated cases in private practice and clerked for Judge David F. Hamilton.  He is a graduate of Indiana University and Harvard Law School.

My Sessions

US Privacy: The Year for Change?

The US privacy landscape is currently fragmented. With nearly half of the States planning to introduce new privacy bills in the first half of 2020 but having to postpone them due to Covid-19. These are likely to pick up once the vaccines are rolled out. The panel will look at the future of privacy for the US now the Democrats have gained power of the Whitehouse, whether this will be a game-changer for Privacy and it will be pushed higher up the agenda.

  • Joe Tidy, Cyber Security Correspondent, BBC News
  • James A. Trilling, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission
  • Dominique Shelton Leipzig, Partner, Privacy & Security, Perkins Coie LLP and recognised as‘ Woman Leader in Tech Law’
  • Jeff Gary, Policy Director, Institute for Technology Law & Policy, Georgetown Law
  • David Blaskowsky, Strategy and Regulatory Affairs, HeliosData