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An industry lawyer who’s represented Facebook and payday lenders will lead key consumer protection unit, despite Democratic outrage

A lawyer who has represented dozens of companies being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission has been confirmed to lead the commission’s consumer protection unit. Andrew Smith has an unusual resume for the job, recently representing Facebook, Equifax, and Uber in the FTC’s investigations into the companies’ data breaches. Democrats […]
An industry lawyer who’s represented Facebook and payday lenders will lead key consumer protection unit, despite Democratic outrage