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FTC contemplates rules to protect against commercial surveillance and lax data privacy

August 12, 2022

Via: FCW

The Federal Trade Commission is looking at boosting its efforts to combat commercial surveillance and relaxed data security, in an effort to protect online consumer privacy.

As part of this effort, the FTC seeks public comment on its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on online consumer privacy. The FTC is soliciting comments on harms from commercial surveillance and if new rules are necessary to protect people’s privacy and information.

“Our goal today is to begin building a robust public record to inform whether the FTC should issue rules to address commercial surveillance and data security practices and what those rules should potentially look like,” FTC Chair Lina M. Khan said.

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