FTC Must Weigh Economics In Privacy Rules: Ex-Commish

Law360, Washington (November 12, 2015, 7:20 PM EST) -- Former Federal Trade Commission Commissioner Joshua Wright scolded the agency for failing to properly integrate economic analysis into its privacy regulation work and zeroed in on its action against a customer-tracking startup in a speech Thursday at a George Mason University Law and Economics Center briefing.

Wright, a professor at George Mason’s School of Law and director of its Global Antitrust Institute, stepped down as FTC commissioner in August. During his speech Thursday, he warned that if the FTC does not conduct full economic costs and...
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