FTC Vows to Tackle Privacy, Emerging Tech Issues

FTC Vows to Tackle Privacy, Emerging Tech Issues

New Federal Trade Commission chairman Joseph Simons announced this week that his agency will be pursuing a landmark series of hearings to see whether it is necessary to overhaul consumer protection and competition regulation to cope with emerging technologies and evolving business practices.

The FTC says that it may engage in around 15 and 20 hearings between September and January to addresses its authority to prohibit deceptive conduct related to privacy and data security, as well as its powers to enforce regulations and sanction offenders.

The FTC added that it is seeking feedback from the public through Aug. 20 on a range of issues listed on its website.

Source: GovTech

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