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(Washington, D.C.) — President Joe Biden nominated law professor Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission. Bedoya is the founder of Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy & Technology, which focuses on privacy and surveillance law and policy, especially the impact on communities of color.

The following is a statement from David Brody, senior counsel with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law:

“Alvaro Bedoya is a strong ally to communities of color who understands how technologies can be abused to exploit and disenfranchise people. Now more than ever, the country needs a strong Federal Trade Commission focused on ensuring privacy for all, stamping out discrimination that occurs with ever-growing frequency online, and reigning in the companies that abuse their power threatening civil rights for us all. Bedoya is an ideal nominee who understands that privacy and surveillance protections are essential civil rights protections, and we applaud President Biden for his outstanding choice.”




About the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice for all, particularly in the areas of voting rights, criminal justice, fair housing and community development, economic justice, educational opportunities, and hate crimes.  For more information, please visit