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United States Privacy Digest | Updates on FTC proposed funding, regulatory decisions Related reading: Unpacking Washington state's cluster of comprehensive privacy bills

  • The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee passed a proposal to increase funding to the Federal Trade Commission to support a new privacy and data security division, Reuters reports. The proposal, part of a proposed $3.5 trillion spending measure, would give the FTC $1 billion over 10 years to create its new unit. The next step for the proposal is a House floor vote.
  • The FTC announced approval of eight new compulsory process resolutions to enable higher caseloads. The commission voted 3-2 in favor of the joint recommendation by the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection and Bureau of Competition. Included in the eight categories are children under 18, algorithmic and biometric bias, and deceptive or manipulative conduct on the internet.
  • The U.S. Federal Trade Commission adopted a policy statement confirming health applications and connected devices that collect or use consumers’ health information must notify them in the event of a data breach in compliance with the Health Breach Notification Rule.

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