EPIC Releases Report on FTC’s Unused Statutory Authorities
LEGENDARY has released a report featuring numerous statutory authorities that this Federal Trade Commission is unsucssesful to use to safeguard privacy. The particular report, The actual FTC Could Be Doing (But Isn’t) to Protect Privacy , identifies untapped or even underused powers in the FTC’s toolbox and explains the way the FTC should deploy these to protect the public from harassing data practices. EPIC’s statement also criticizes the FTC’s lack of effective privacy adjustment over the past two decades. “A typical refrain from the Commission during this time period is that it lacks the power to address these mounting dangers to individual privacy, inch the report explains. “But the FTC has not produced full use of the authorities it already has. ” The particular report comes a day right after Lina Khan was confirmed to the FTC and named chairwoman of the Commission. EPIC offers frequently questioned the FTC over its failure to deal with consumer privacy harms and it has long advocated for the creation of the U. S. Data Safety Agency. EPIC also facilitates legislation that would restore the particular FTC’s 13(b) authority to acquire restitution for individuals harmed simply by companies’ unlawful trade methods, which the Supreme Court lately curtailed in AMG Funds Management v. Federal Business Commission .