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FTC presses case for more authorities in comments on federal privacy policy

November 14, 2018 |

The Federal Trade Commission is asserting a natural role for itself in privacy and data protection in comments filed with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which has proposed a risk-based model for addressing the issue, alongside the National Institute of Standards and Technology's development of a new privacy framework.

“A risk-based approach is in the FTC’s institutional DNA,” the FTC wrote, suggesting the merits of factoring risks to innovation into its enforcement actions on privacy and data security. “According...

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