- CNN reports U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan wrote U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., regarding the FTC's plans to initiate privacy rulemaking under Section 18 of the FTC Act. Khan told Blumenthal a rulemaking on privacy and data security "may prove a useful tool to address the breadth of challenges and harms that can result from commercial surveillance and other data practices." She also noted rapid digitization in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic makes it a "particularly urgent and opportune time" to consider new rules.
- In a piece for the Brookings Institution, Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow Cameron Kerry makes a case for the FTC supplanting the Federal Communication Commission as the lead regulator in privacy matters concerning internet service providers.
Editor's note: The IAPP's Joe Duball spoke with Kerry and others regarding the FTC's potential privacy rulemaking.
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