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Vladeck: FTC Looking for Enforcement Targets

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

May 20, 2011

At a senate hearing on mobile privacy yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission's David Vladeck said the agency is "looking for good enforcement targets" as it conducts several investigations into mobile phone privacy, including possible violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, reports The Wall Street Journal. Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and John Kerry (D-MA), who have both introduced online privacy bills, questioned Apple, Google and Facebook on their data collection practices. Apple and Google said they do not collect personal data without consent, while a Facebook spokesman testified that the site has "robust privacy protections" and warned against laws that may restrict the site from operating in a way "individuals expect and demand." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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