In a hearing at the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, representatives sought to hear from the newly confirmed Federal Trade Commission whether it had the tools and resources it needs to protect consumers from threats against privacy, data protection and anti-competition among marketplace actors. The commission's response? No. It needs increased tools and resources to get the job done. Interestingly, both Republicans and Democrats on hand seemed to be in favor of doing their part to help out the commission. Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, was at the hearing and has the highlights.
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