"Informing You Without Watching you."  @digitalprivacy, Wed 01/26:
EPIC and Consumer Reports release paper calling on the Federal Trade Commission to pursue a privacy rulemaking

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) today released a white paper that provides a detailed roadmap for how the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should issue privacy rules under its unfair practices authority.

Justin Brookman, director of technology policy at Consumer Reports, said, “We have been waiting decades for Congress to provide baseline privacy protections over our data.

As outlined in the paper, the FTC has wide authority to issue prescriptive rules in order to forestall business practices that can cause consumer injury.

Last year, CR and EPIC joined over 40 groups in calling on the FTC to begin a privacy rulemaking.

New funding will be crucial in enabling the FTC to meet its responsibilities to protect consumer privacy, including pursuing a privacy rulemaking.

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