EPIC Urges FTC To Move Beyond Focus On Privacy Notices

Law360, New York (July 13, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT) -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center on Wednesday pushed the Federal Trade Commission to consider a broader, more substantive range of privacy rights as it develops guidance on online and mobile disclosures, criticizing the agency for its current notice-focused approach to the issue.

In solicited comments on the issues raised at a recent FTC workshop on crafting online and mobile ad and privacy disclosures, EPIC contended that the workshop overemphasized the use of privacy icons and other labels to inform consumers. Instead, the FTC should look for...
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