Katie Ratté is Associate General Counsel and leads the Privacy Department for The Walt Disney Company.  Prior to joining Disney, Katie was a senior attorney with the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection in the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. She investigated and prosecuted violations of U.S. federal laws governing the privacy and security of consumer information and brought the FTC’s 2010 privacy action against Google for Section 5 violations arising from the launch of its “Google Buzz” social network.  She also negotiated the FTC’s enforcement action against the data broker ChoicePoint, which resulted in the highest civil penalty collected to date in a consumer protection enforcement action. Katie was one of the authors of the December 2010 preliminary staff report, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Business and Policymakers and served as counsel for international consumer protection in the FTC’s Office of International Affairs.

In her spare time, Katie enjoys red wine and half marathons, though not necessarily in that order.

Associate General Counsel

The Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

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Areas of Practice

Privacy & Data Security



Law School

Duke University School of Law

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