FTC Seeks Greater Authority to Protect Consumer Privacy

FTC Seeks Greater Authority to Protect Consumer Privacy

FTC chair Joseph Simons and associate director for the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection Maneesha Mithal discussed before the US Congress this week the agency’s enforcement efforts and reiterated that data security and privacy are still top priorities for the agency.

Simons also argued that the FTC lacks the broad rulemaking authority for privacy and data security in general and emphasized that current statutes are unable to grant the Commission all the power it needs.

Simons also commented that he will support data security legislation that would give the FTC jurisdiction over non-profits and common carriers, authority to seek civil penalties to deter unlawful conduct and implement rules under the Administrative Procedure Act.

Source: Manatt

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