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Key Democrats support FTC rulemaking ability and other authorities, with caveats

September 12, 2018 |
Mariam Baksh
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Key congressional Democrats, one from each chamber, view rulemaking authority for the Federal Trade Commission on privacy and data security issues favorably, although with some reservation, according to separate comments submitted by Rep. James Langevin (D-RI) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) on the FTC's evolving role in protecting consumers in the digital age.

“While reasonable data security outcomes may be fairly static and common from organization to organization, the specific controls to achieve those results are not,” wrote Langevin, co-founder...

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