Office of International Affairs at Federal Trade Commission
Chair of Committee on Consumer Policy
Hugh Stevenson is the Chair of the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy. He is also Deputy Director for International Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), leading the team that coordinates that U.S. agency’s international consumer and privacy work. He has participated in the OECD’s consumer policy work for more than two decades, and during 2008-16 also served as the U.S. vice chair of the OECD working party on security and privacy in the digital economy. Hugh has served on U.S. and FTC delegations for numerous international organizations, and represented the U.S. in negotiating the 2015 revisions of the United Nations consumer protection guidelines. He earlier coordinated FTC work to develop the 2006 U.S. SAFE WEB Act, legislation to enhance the FTC’s international enforcement cooperation. He has worked in various positions at the FTC, and has litigated for the FTC, for state government, and in private practice. Hugh, a Harvard Law School graduate, was a Kramer Fellow at Harvard during 2005-06.