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Meeting of October 20, 2010 - Employer Use of Credit History as a Screening Tool

Maneesha Mithal
Associate Director
Division of Privacy and Identity Protection
Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection

Maneesha Mithal is the Associate Director of the Federal Trade Commission(s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. In this capacity, she supervises work in the area of data security, identity theft, credit reporting, behavioral advertising, and general privacy. She has held numerous positions at the Federal Trade Commission, including Chief of Staff of the Bureau of Consumer Protection and Assistant Director of the International Division of Consumer Protection. Prior to joining the Federal Trade Commission in 1999, Ms. Mithal was an attorney at the Washington law firm of Covington & Burling, where she practiced in the commercial litigation, international litigation, and legislative areas. Ms. Mithal earned her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.