Inside Cybersecurity

December 4, 2022

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Industry, digital rights groups offer dueling views on approach to security in FTC ‘commercial surveillance’ proposal

By Charlie Mitchell / November 22, 2022

Industry groups are pointing the FTC toward existing standards and pending legislation as the commission considers security and other aspects of a “commercial surveillance” proposal, while digital rights activists are urging regulators to address the potential for cyber attacks to expose vast amounts of sensitive consumer data collected by companies.

“Ultimately, responsible use of consumer data subject to existing statutory and regulatory safeguards, and for consumer protection purposes, should be encouraged and should not be subject to unwarranted scrutiny absent...

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