Mr. Heyder has done a lot of work in the area of international privacy and data security issues. He has represented the FTC in the Data Privacy Subgroup and the Electronic Commerce Steering Group in APEC and has worked for the past few years on the development of APEC cross-border privacy rules. Before he joined FTC, he was in private practice for eight years, specialising in commercial litigation and class action defense.
Heyder holds a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law. He received a B.A in Russian and Soviet Area Studies from Middlebury College in Vermont in 1989.