Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., criticized the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for its lack of action in privacy cases involving large tech companies, The Washington Post reports. In a letter to the agency, Hawley called for the FTC to take a more aggressive stance against those tech companies. The senator advised the FTC to either use all the enforcement authority it has at its disposal or ask Congress for more help. "For too long our nation has put off accounting for the price we paid in return for the benefits of the online platforms that now dominate American culture and industry," Hawley wrote in the letter. "These companies have failed us. Washington has failed us. The FTC has a special role to play, but it too has failed us." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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