Bloomberg Law
May 12, 2022, 8:50 AM

New Data Privacy Rules Loom for Businesses as Bedoya Joins FTC

Andrea Vittorio
Andrea Vittorio

Consumer data protections are poised to be a priority for the Federal Trade Commission’s newly minted Democratic majority, now that Alvaro Bedoya is joining the industry regulator.

The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm the Georgetown University law professor’s nomination to the FTC, breaking a partisan deadlock at the agency. Filling his seat means the five-member commission is likely to launch a rulemaking that would put limits on companies’ collection and use of consumer data and set standards for how such data must be secured.

“That may be where his addition to the commission could really make a difference,” said Maureen ...

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