FTC Official Skeptical of Privacy Legislation

The Federal Trade Commission’s newest member Tuesday voiced skepticism with the Commission’s call for new legislation to help safeguard online privacy, saying it could undermine the agency’s other mission of promoting competition.During a discussion at the Hudson Institute, Maureen Ohlhausen, one of two Republicans on the five-member commission, said she believed the FTC and Congress should examine the commission’s current authority and identify any holes before seeking new power to impose rules to protect online privacy.

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