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Facebook touts former FTC member McSweeny’s argument on balance in consumer data protection

August 08, 2018 |
Rick Weber
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Terrell McSweeny, until recently a Federal Trade Commission Democratic member, is arguing that the rights of consumers to control data must be balanced with open access to ensure continued innovation, as part of an online public policy debate being promoted by Facebook.

“Positive developments for consumer privacy do not need to come at the expense of innovation,” writes McSweeny in an opinion piece circulated by Facebook on Monday. “But getting the balance right will require appropriate guardrails to protect...

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