Privacy Advocates Urge FTC Reform, Call for New Legislation

They say regulation must address threats to consumer protection


Consumer advocacy groups have launched a concerted effort calling for a systematic overhaul of U.S. data privacy laws, alleging that the Federal Trade Commission is now unfit for purpose, with leading electing politicians also weighing in on the debate.

U.S. data privacy laws must be overhauled along with the creation of a new data privacy agency that can address the 21st century threats to consumer protection, according to those behind the lobbying effort which calls for reform at a federal level.

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