Neil Alan Chilson, an attorney adviser at the Federal Trade Commission, has been appointed to serve as the agency’s chief technologist on an acting basis.
FTC said Tuesday Chilson will advise the commission and its acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen on technology-related matters such as usage, law enforcement actions and policy recommendations.
He has served as a principal adviser to the FTC chairman on data security, privacy and technology issues in his most recent role.
Before he joined the federal government, Chilson was an attorney at Wilkinson Barker Knauer and a law clerk at Stein, McEwen & Bui and Public Knowledge.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Harding University, a master’s degree in computer science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a law degree from George Washington University.