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Ohlhausen outlines principles for privacy, data security enforcement at first of FTC's public hearings

September 14, 2018 |
Mariam Baksh
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Guarding against violations of “consumer sovereignty” -- where a promise is violated -- should be the primary factor guiding Federal Trade Commission enforcement actions on privacy and security, FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen said in comments that prompted pushback from academics at the first in a series of public hearings examining the commission's role in the digital age.

“What we're trying to protect … one is consumer sovereignty, the consumer made a choice, and that choice wasn't respected, so I think...


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