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FTC Extends Comment Deadline

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

January 24, 2011

MediaPost News reports that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has extended the deadline for comments on its privacy report until Feb. 18 at the request of a coalition of industry groups. "Additional time will allow business to evaluate the potential impact on the proposals to important business operations and critical services to consumers," Stuart Ingis, counsel to Digital Advertising Alliance, wrote to the FTC, and "provide the commission with more meaningful input from a broad spectrum of affected industries." To date, the FTC has received more than 200 comments on its report. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is also preparing to hold hearings on online privacy issues as early as next month.
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