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Consumer Control at Heart of Forthcoming FTC Report

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

September 27, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reports on the forthcoming U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report about online privacy. As reported by Christopher Wolf of Hogan Lovells, The FTC  is expected to release the report in the coming months. It will focus on three major aspects--privacy by design, improved consumer choice and the need for improved transparency. "Our whole report is about consumer control," FTC Associate Director Maneesha Mithal told a forum in Washington, DC, on Friday. According to Wolf, the report will build on the findings of the commission's three online privacy roundtables in 2009 and 2010. Editor's note: For those of you attending this week's Privacy Academy in Baltimore, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Director David Vladeck will deliver a keynote address. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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