SEP 20, 2021 | US
Momentum Builds To Strengthen FTC’s Role As Privacy Enforcer, Though Hurdles Remain
CyberScoop, September 20, 2021
By Tonya Riley
When the White House nominated Alvaro Bedoya, a Georgetown law professor known for his expertise on privacy, for a role on the Federal Trade Commission, privacy advocates interpreted the move as the latest evidence that the agency is looking to expand its work investigating and bringing cases against companies that exploit and mismanage consumer data.
Companies would welcome more guidance, says Aaron Cooper, vice president of global policy at BSA | The Software Alliance, a trade group that represents companies like Zoom and Microsoft.
“The FTC is going to make enforcement decisions, and if it put out guidance in advance saying ‘we think these practices are inherently unfair,’ that would be helpful,” said Cooper. “Whether that holds up is a different question, but at least it gives notice to industry and consumers.”
Cooper and others noted that Congress passing a federal privacy bill would relieve the FTC of having to make some of those rules.
Original Posting: https://www.cyberscoop.com/ftc-privacy-alvaro-bedoya-big-tech/
SOBRE A BSA
A BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) é a principal defensora do setor global de software perante governos e no mercado internacional. Seus membros estão entre as empresas mais inovadoras do mundo, criando soluções de software que estimulam a economia e melhoram a vida moderna.
Com sede em Washington, DC e operações em mais de 30 países, a BSA promove programas de conformidade que promovem o uso legal de software e defendem políticas públicas que promovem a inovação tecnológica e o crescimento da economia digital.