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FTC Picks Prodded On Tech, Data Safety At Senate Hearing

Law360 (February 14, 2018, 10:04 PM EST) -- The four nominees seeking to fill posts on the Federal Trade Commission appeared in front of a Senate committee on Wednesday, answering questions from lawmakers about the power of big technology companies and consumer protection issues surrounding data breaches and privacy.

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., the chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, asked early in the hearing if the commissioner-nominees — Republicans Joseph J. Simons, Christine S. Wilson and Noah Joshua Phillips and Democrat Rohit Chopra — have any antitrust concerns surrounding big technology companies like...
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