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Peter B. Miller, CIPP/G/US/E, CIPM, CIPT

Senior Counsel
Phone: +1 202.624.2506
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Peter Miller is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring's Product Risk Management and Privacy & Cybersecurity groups in Washington, D.C. Peter supports, counsels, and advocates for clients using his familiarity with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) consumer protection policies, practices, and procedures; his experience with consumer protection investigations, litigation, and settlement negotiations; and his knowledge of operational privacy, data security, federal procurement, and risk management issues.

Peter joined Crowell & Moring from the FTC, where he served as chief privacy officer and safeguarded personal information throughout its life cycle at the agency. He previously served as assistant director for regional operations in the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection and coordinated consumer protection activities with staff in the FTC’s eight regional offices; and as a staff attorney in the Division of Advertising Practices where he investigated and litigated health and weight-loss claims. Before joining the FTC, he was a trial attorney in the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Department of Justice's Civil Division, where he litigated a variety of bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy matters involving government funds and programs.

Peter advises and counsels clients on FTC consumer protection issues, including advertising, privacy and data security. He also provides support to clients throughout the FTC investigation and enforcement process, from initial contact through responses to staff requests, meetings with FTC staff and commissioners, and, if necessary, administrative or federal district court litigation.

Peter helps clients address policy and practical issues that arise at the intersection of technology, privacy, and consumer protection, including

  • Internet of Things and the increasing collection and compilation of personal and health information across a wide variety of platforms;
  • Mobile devices and applications;
  • Payment systems;
  • Collection, protection, and use of big data;
  • Vendor management issues arising from the acquisition of personal information and related services from third parties and the sharing of personal information and network access with third parties; and
  • Information governance and organizational policies and procedures for protecting and working with sensitive business and personal information.
  • Incident anticipation, training, preparation, and response

He also works with colleagues in the Litigation & Trial, Regulatory & Policy, and Transactions & Corporate practice areas to provide interdisciplinary representation on issues relating to consumer protection, privacy and data security, risk management, and procurement, including matters arising before other federal and state agencies and private sector disputes.

Peter is a participating member of The Sedona Conference Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability, and he is part of the drafting team for Working Group 11’s Data Privacy Primer. Peter is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM); a Certified Information Privacy Professional with U.S. government, U.S. private sector, and European concentrations (CIPP/G/US/E); and a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT).


  • Rice University, B.A. (1984)
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. (1990) with honors


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New Mexico

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"The European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses: Good News from the Advocate General, but We’re Not Out of the Woods," Privacy Law Alert (January 8, 2020). Contacts: Frederik Van Remoortel, Jeffrey L. Poston, Peter B. Miller, CIPP/G/US/E, CIPM, CIPT, Maarten Stassen, Louis Vanderdonckt, Jarno Vanto
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Cybersecurity for Contractors," Government Contracts 101 Conference, Tysons Corner, VA (October 23, 2019). Speakers: Stephanie L. Crawford, Kate M. Growley, Peter B. Miller, Evan D. Wolff.
"Cybersecurity for Contractors," Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics, McLean, VA (October 23, 2019). Moderator: Kate M. Growley; Panelists: Evan D. Wolff, Peter B. Miller, and Stephanie L. Crawford.
"Proposed CCPA Regulations from California Attorney General: Part II -- An Analysis of Handling Consumer Requests under the CCPA," Privacy Law Alert (October 18, 2019). Contacts: Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Paul M. Rosen, Peter B. Miller, CIPP/G/US/E, CIPM, CIPT, Kristin J. Madigan, CIPP/US, Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Proposed CCPA Regulations from California Attorney General Just Issued: Part I – An Analysis of Required Consumer Notice," Privacy Law Alert (October 15, 2019). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Poston, Peter B. Miller, CIPP/G/US/E, CIPM, CIPT, Kristin J. Madigan, CIPP/US, Paul M. Rosen, Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP, Jarno Vanto
Client Alert / Newsletter
"These Are a Few of Our Favorite IoT: NIST Finalizes Internet of Things Cyber Guidance," Government Contracts Bullet Points (July 2, 2019). Contacts: Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Cheryl A. Falvey, Evan D. Wolff, Peter B. Miller, CIPP/G/US/E, CIPM, CIPT, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G
Client Alert / Newsletter
"A Mountain of Requirements: Cybersecurity and Privacy for Contractors," Crowell & Moring's Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) 2019, Washington, DC (May 8, 2019). Moderator: Kate M. Growley; Speakers: Evan D. Wolff and Peter B. Miller.
"Smart Products & IoT: Privacy & Data Security Risk Management Considerations,” Plumbing Manufacturers International Legislative Forum, Washington, D.C. (May 7, 2019). Presenter: Peter B. Miller.
Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Listed as "Highly Recommended" in Global Competition Review's 19th Annual "GCR 100" (Feb.22.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"Intellectual Property, IT & Cybersecurity Regulatory Developments," Pub K’s Annual Review, Washington, D.C. (December 12, 2018). Panelist: Peter B. Miller.

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