President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has announced his intent to nominate a Pakistani origin critic of ‘Big Tech’ and Silicon Valley, Lina Khan.
She may be nominated to head the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), an agency with authority over mergers and antitrust policies. She is a graduate of Williams College and Yale Law School.
White House officially made the announcement. The announcement said, “Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Lina Khan for Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission”.
Lina Khan has expressed her joy over the nomination on the micro-blogging site. She said, “So very honored and humbled by this nomination, and excited to get to work if I’m fortunate enough to be confirmed.”
So very honored and humbled by this nomination, and excited to get to work if I’m fortunate enough to be confirmed!https://t.co/1Bzm0Wkqy3
— Lina Khan (@linamkhan) March 22, 2021
Lina Khan “teaches and writes about antitrust law, infrastructure industries law, and the antimonopoly tradition” at the Columbia Law School, said the White House Statment.
It further added that Lina previously worked “as counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law where she helped lead the Subcommittee’s investigation into digital markets.”
Other than that, “Khan was also a legal advisor in the office of Commissioner Rohit Chopra at the Federal Trade Commission and legal director at the Open Markets Institute.”
If Khan is selected for the position, she will become FTC’s third Democratic commissioner overseeing privacy and data security. Have something to add? Let us know in the comment section below.
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