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Charles Cutshall becomes the New CFTC Chief Privacy Officer

Maya Mandz | Jun. 3, 2019
Charles Cutshall becomes the New CFTC Chief Privacy Officer

3 June 2019 | AtoZ Markets - Charles Cutshall has been named Chief Privacy Officer of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). In his new post, Katshall replaced Melissa Jurgens, Head of the Sector of the Executive Secretariat, who has served in that capacity since 2017.

The new CFTC Chief Privacy Officer announced

According to the official announcement on the U.S. regulator’s page, as the new head of privacy, CFTC has appointed a former senior political analyst of the White House, Charles Cutshall. According to the information on Cutshall’s Linkedin profile, as a senior political analyst and head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at the White House, Cutshall led the confidentiality programs of federal agencies.

In addition, the new CFTC Chief Privacy Officer during his work in the Office of Management and Budget has developed privacy policies and supported privacy compliance programs at both the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security.

On his position as a new CFTC Chief Privacy Officer Charles Cutshall will be working on providing policy and programmatic oversight of the CFTC’s privacy compliance activities and for managing privacy risks associated with the collection, maintenance, and use of personally identifiable information. As per information on Cutshall’s Linkedin profile, he holds a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

About Commodity Futures Trading Commission in a brief

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as an independent U.S. federal agency regulates the commodity futures and options markets. This national authority promotes competitive and efficient futures markets and ensures the protection of investors against manipulation, abusive trade practices, and fraud.

Each of five CFTC committees headed by a commissioner who is appointed by the president and approved by the Senate.

The committees focus on agriculture, global markets, energy and environmental markets, technology, and cooperation between the CFTC and SEC. The committee's members represent the interests of specific industries, traders, futures exchanges, commodities exchanges, consumers and the environment. The CFTC plays an active role in the oversight of new financial technology (FinTech) products and crypto-related products like Ethereum Futures.

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