FTC Officials Denounce Microsoft Plan To Skip Privacy Notices

Law360, Washington (March 7, 2013, 8:35 PM EST) -- A pair of Federal Trade Commissioners on Thursday dismissed Microsoft Corp.'s proposal to allow companies to collect more data from consumers without warning them beforehand, saying the shift would undermine regulatory oversight and invite more data breaches.

During the International Association of Privacy Professionals' annual privacy summit in Washington, D.C., FTC Commissioners Julie Brill and Maureen Ohlhausen ripped the proposal, which would allow companies to skip notifying consumers about their data collection as long as they promised to set limits on how they use the information...
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