Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons opened up about his support for federal privacy legislation, Multichannel News reports. Simons' call for a comprehensive law came with stipulations, including the desire to have the FTC retain its enforcement powers in lieu of creating a new privacy regulator. Additionally, he indicated any legislation should create and maintain competition across industries. Meanwhile, Federal Communications Commissioner Geoffrey Starks took time at CES to address big data topics, including privacy and infosecurity. Also, GeekWire reports Facebook and Apple's privacy approaches were discussed at CES's "Chief Privacy Officer Roundtable."
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