In an interview with C-SPAN last week, Federal Trade Commissioners Maureen Ohlhausen and Julie Brill discussed the FTC's efforts on consumer privacy. Ohlhausen talked about the commission's call for general consumer privacy legislation, privacy by design and self-regulatory efforts; she met with the W3C recently to find out more about its technology-based self-regulation method. Commissioner Julie Brill discussed data collection for marketing and self-regulation, saying, "One of the things that I look for in any self-regulation context is whether or not it's robust--is it providing good protections for consumers--and is there an enforcement mechanism." (Ohlhausen privacy comments start at 5:19; Brill comes in at 16:16.)
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