Following months of consideration and speculation, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is set to officially explore the drafting of privacy and data security rules. The agency voted 3-2 on party lines to file an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will consider rules to "crack down on harmful commercial surveillance and lax data security." The filing to the Federal Register opens a 60-day public comment period that will inform the FTC on a direction for potential rules. IAPP Staff Writer Joe Duball has details on the filing and its standing against U.S. Congress' ongoing federal privacy law debate.
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