FTC Faculty: James A. Trilling

Trilling 150Jim 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 leading roles in the FTC’s recent hearings on artificial intelligence, data security, and privacy and the FTC’s recent 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 has been active in the Sedona Conference Working Group on Data Security and Privacy Liability.  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.