FTC Calls For More Privacy In Emissions Reporting

Law360, New York (October 11, 2010, 12:12 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to restrict confidential business information in companies' proposed reports of their greenhouse gas emissions, saying failure to do so could open the door to illegal price coordination between competitors.

The FTC submitted its suggestions on Friday in comments on EPA's proposed final rule concerning confidentiality determinations for greenhouse gas data, which, if finalized, would make companies' annual data publicly available, pursuant to the Clean Air Act.

EPA issued its proposed final rule, tentatively divvying...
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