FTC Stakes Claim To Privacy Authority With 2014 Plan

Law360, New York (December 3, 2013, 8:31 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission said Monday it will soon hold a series of seminars to probe the privacy implications of issues ranging from mobile device tracking to the security of consumer health data, a move attorneys say advances the commission's hotly contested bid to establish itself as the leading authority on privacy matters.

The two-hour discussion sessions scheduled to be held between February and April will bring together businesses, consumer advocates and academics to examine concerns raised by new developments in so-called big data information collection...
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