Bloomberg Law
June 17, 2021, 9:01 AM

Lina Khan Brings Scrutiny to Big Tech Data Dominance as FTC Chair

Andrea Vittorio
Andrea Vittorio

The Federal Trade Commission’s new chairwoman, Lina Khan, is expected to examine how consumer data collection contributes to the dominance of U.S. tech giants as the head of the agency.

Khan takes the helm at the commission as privacy advocates, including Consumer Reports and the Electronic Privacy Information Center, push for the agency to flex its enforcement powers and tap into its rulemaking abilities to safeguard consumer data.

Khan, previously a professor at Columbia Law School, has a reputation as an advocate of aggressive antitrust enforcement against big tech platforms. She’s tied consumer privacy to antitrust policy, with a focus ...

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