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August 14, 2022

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Key Senate Republican ‘comfortable’ with greater authorities for FTC in emerging data legislation

By Mariam Baksh / November 28, 2018

Prospects for “strong” federal privacy and data security legislation -- allowing the Federal Trade Commission to craft rules and issue civil fines as part of enforcement efforts -- were buoyed as the GOP head of a key Senate subcommittee said he would be “comfortable” granting the FTC such authorities.

“One of the things I wanted to gain out of this hearing is either a belief or disbelief that the FTC was a place to put more authority when it comes...

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