Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission Maureen Ohlhausen said the agency should focus on real harms rather than speculative ones, Multichannel News reports. Ohlhausen said the focus on real harms starts with case selection and not by sending the wrong signals to the market in terms of companies not getting it "quite right" when attempting to innovate. She said companies should keep their privacy promises and take "reasonable steps" to ensure privacy is protected. While speaking at the annual State of the Net conference in Washington, Ohlhausen said she has not yet met with U.S. President Donald Trump and could not confirm whether she would take the role of FTC chair when current FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez steps down Feb. 10.
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