Bloomberg Law
June 5, 2019, 7:10 PM

FTC Needs More Clout to Police Data Privacy, Schakowsky Says

Sara Merken
Sara Merken

Broad federal data privacy legislation should include provisions on transparency and accountability, as well as “meaningful enforcement” authority, a leading House Democrat said.

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said she would propose creating a division within the Federal Trade Commission to police data privacy, rather than establishing a separate agency. She said she would push to “beef up” the FTC in legislation “to make sure there is real capacity and the resources to do that.”

House and Senate lawmakers are weighing whether to give the FTC broad or targeted new rulemaking authority, and more resources, to enforce privacy and data ...

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