FTC Doesn't Need More Data Privacy Regs, Commish Says

Law360, Washington (January 15, 2014, 1:24 PM EST) -- Federal Trade Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen on Wednesday called on government officials to use "regulatory humility" as they seek to curb big data abuse and assuage privacy concerns, claiming the commission already has sufficient tools to combat the issues.

Although recent large-scale data breaches have sparked worries that regulators may need more authority to oversee consumer data collection practices, Ohlhausen maintained the FTC's competition and consumer protection rules strike an appropriate balance between encouraging competition and protecting the public.

"We simply do not need new talk, new laws or new regulations," Ohlhausen said at a Technology Policy Institute event Wednesday. "We instead...

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