The Wall Street Journal reports U.S Federal Trade Commissioner Noah Phillips has cautioned against the notion that antitrust enforcement for big tech companies will lead to increased consumer privacy measures. Phillips said connecting antitrust and privacy "will fail," adding that "competition and privacy are often at odds." Phillips pointed to Google phasing out third-party cookies as an example of the conflict between the two spaces. "Google’s decision may very well be the right one for privacy," Phillips said. "But analysts and representatives of publishers and Google’s digital-advertising competitors expressed concern for competition." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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