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ANALYSIS: Could Twitter Order Hint at Looming FTC Privacy Regs?

June 16, 2022, 9:00 AM

As Twitter continues to make headlines for its pending sale to Elon Musk, a recent, unrelated Federal Trade Commission settlement order requires the social media platform to establish a new privacy and information security program.

The order’s details may offer hints on what looming FTC regulations could require—particularly when compared to the agency’s only other data protection settlement proposed this year.

A recently unveiled national data privacy bill that would place the FTC at the helm of enforcement could also significantly broaden the scope of any privacy and information security standards that the agency is able to successfully promulgate.

But ...