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December 4, 2022

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Tech industry leader details concerns over FTC ‘commercial surveillance’ proposal, urges action on federal privacy law

By Charlie Mitchell / November 18, 2022

The Information Technology Industry Council says a Federal Trade Commission consumer privacy proposal to limit “commercial surveillance” overlooks benefits of “data-driven technologies” and that key privacy issues should be addressed through legislation.

“ITI noted the FTC’s work to date in promoting high privacy and data security standards. However, ITI highlighted several concerns with the FTC’s proposed current approach, including its broad characterization of any commercial data processing activity as ‘commercial surveillance’, and called for consideration of the countervailing consumer benefits...

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