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FTC Announces Cross-Border Code of Conduct Agenda

CONSUMER PRIVACY—U.S.

November 15, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the agenda for its forum, Enforceable Codes of Conduct: Protecting Consumers Across Borders, which will explore the use and develpoment of voluntary codes to govern areas not traditionally under government oversight. The agenda includes a speech by former FTC Chairman William Kovacic and panel discussions on the rise of cross-border codes of conduct and two code-based systems, one of which was created to give consumers in the Asia-Pacific region more consistent privacy protections, says an FTC release. The forum is open to the public, and individuals have an opportunity to submit relevant content to be posted to the event website.
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