FTC Commissioner Welcomes FCC As Privacy Cop

By Jenna Ebersole (November 20, 2015, 7:41 PM EST) -- A commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday said that the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality order makes the FCC a "brawnier cop on the privacy beat" that she believes can work complementarily with her agency to promote consumer privacy and security.

As some critics have questioned how the FCC's move with the Open Internet Order, which bars Internet service providers from conducting paid prioritization, will impact the FTC's own role as a consumer protection agency, Commissioner Julie Brill said that she supports the FCC's goal and that the agencies can develop a way to work together. The FCC was able...

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