FTC Eyes Data Tracking Privacy Risks In Spring Seminars

Law360, New York (December 3, 2013, 12:33 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission on Monday unveiled a spring 2014 agenda aimed at tackling emerging consumer privacy issues, revealing an increased agency focus on mobile device tracking, predictive behavioral modeling practices and the security of consumer health information.

The agency will host seminars on those topics over three months beginning next February in an effort to provide guidance and greater clarity as to how new developments in so-called big data information collection technologies are affecting the balance between consumer benefits and associated privacy risks, according to...
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