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Daily Dashboard | Slaughter talks FTC's antitrust investigations, increased privacy focus Related reading: Martin Abrams: A look back at a career in information privacy and consumer policy




The U.S. Federal Trade Commission plans to accelerate its antitrust investigations into tech companies, Multichannel News reports. Speaking at The Media Institute, FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter said the agency currently has 17 attorneys working on cases involving potential antitrust violations. Slaughter added she expects the FTC to put an increased focus on privacy cases. She does not expect a partisan divide between commissioners on privacy issues and said the agency will take the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act into consideration as it handles cases going forward. In addition, the commissioner said the agency’s review of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act “goes farther” than previous examinations of the rule due to the changes in the digital media landscape.
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