FTC: Privacy on Mobile

November 13, 2012—2:00 pm

Do you have questions about privacy on mobile? Jim Elliott, an attorney representing the Federal Trade Commission, will teach you how to negotiate the line between respecting user privacy and delivering relevant advertising.


  • Jim Elliott

    AttorneyFTC: Privacy on Mobile
    Jim Elliott has been an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Southwest Region since joining the FTC in 1988. He has investigated and litigated both consumer protection and competition/antitrust cases. Jim participated in antitrust investigations in the oil and gas, retail food stores, and pre-recorded music industries. He was lead counsel in the FTC's first soft drink bottling merger case, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of the Southwest. In the area of consumer protection, Jim has litigated cases involving Internet business opportunity, telemarketing, and pyramid schemes. Jim was the lead attorney in FTC v. WebSource Media, LLC, a web-cramming case. After a $1.2 million settlement with all defendants but one, the case was tried and resulted in a $4 million judgment against the lone defendant. He was also lead counsel in FTC v. SkyBiz.com, Inc., an international Internet pyramid case that resulted in a consumer redress fund of $20 million, and FTC v. LucasLawCenter “Incorporated”, a loan modification case resulting in a $6.1 million judgment. Before joining the FTC, he was in private practice for eight years, specializing in plaintiffs’ antitrust litigation. Jim received a J.D. from Drake University Law School in 1980, and a B.A. from Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY in 1975.