FTC's Rosch Rips Agency's Privacy Enforcement Methods

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 9:11 PM EDT) -- FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch reiterated his dissatisfaction with the Federal Trade Commission's approach to privacy protection in a speech on Friday, criticizing its endorsement of self-regulatory online tracking efforts and its reliance on the “elusive concept” of unfairness to guide its enforcement actions.

In a speech at the Mentor Group Boston Forum for EU-U.S. Legal-Economic Affairs in Paris, the outgoing commissioner — whose seven-year term expires at the end of September — provided insight into his decision to dissent from the commission's March privacy report...
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