FTC Chair: In Privacy Protection, "Stakes Are High"
PRIVACY—U.S.April 2, 2012
In a feature for The Washington Post, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Jon Leibowitz writes about the FTC's recent report on privacy, describing privacy in the words of Louis Brandeis as "the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men." Detailing the goals of the report and what both public- and private-sector organizations need to do to ensure privacy rights are protected, Leibowitz writes, "The stakes are high. There are clear benefits to the collection and sale of personal information...But allowing the minute details of our browsing behavior, shopping habits and even sensitive financial, health and family decisions to run loose in a freewheeling, high-tech data market comes with equally clear risks." (Registration may be required to access this story.) Editor's Note: The IAPP will host a web conference on the FTC's final report this Tuesday, April 3.