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What You Need to Know About the FTC’s Hearing on Consumer Privacy

As part of the FTC’s hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, the agency convened a two-day hearing on consumer privacy.  The hearing featured remarks from the FTC Commissioners and numerous panel discussions by leading experts in the field.  After the dust settled, the hearing revealed insights from the Commissioners and both areas of consensus and deep fault lines among privacy stakeholders.  Here’s what you need to know.

As the FTC Re-Examines its Approach to Consumer Privacy, It Faces Echoes of Past Failed Rulemaking

On Tuesday, the FTC kicks off a two-day hearing to help it reevaluate its approach to consumer privacy.  At the same time, the push for federal privacy legislation is moving forward in 2019, and one common theme from the bills that have been introduced is a greater role for the FTC.  But, despite these developments, the FTC so far has been relatively conflicted about seeking wide-ranging power from Congress to set privacy rules across the country -- a reluctance that reflects the agency’s history, and in particular its ill-fated history with attempting to regulate children’s advertising.