FTC's Chopra Promises 'Vigorous' Protection Of Consumer Data

Law360 (June 6, 2018, 7:51 PM EDT) -- Recently confirmed Federal Trade Commission member Rohit Chopra said in D.C. on Wednesday he intends for the agency to "vigorously enforce" privacy protections under his watch, saying the United States has fallen behind on consumer data protection.

Responding to consumer protection advocate concerns that the FTC has failed to adequately enforce consent orders meant to rein in unfair or deceptive business practices, Chopra repeated a pledge to impose consequences on companies that violate the orders.

"Let me be clear that FTC orders are not suggestions," Chopra said. "Repeat offenders have flagrantly violated FTC orders and that has been financially beneficial to...

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