FTC Head Says Privacy 'Harm' Lines Will Soon Be Clearer

Law360, Washington (April 19, 2017, 10:44 PM EDT) -- Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen said Wednesday that the agency will wrap up by the end of the year a project to determine what types of consumer injuries are sufficient to support privacy and data security claims, an effort she says is vital to ensuring consistent enforcement. 

In a speech delivered shortly after being named acting FTC chair in January, Ohlhausen said that she was planning to "make sure our enforcement actions address concrete consumer injury," and that she would be directing her staff to study what types of harm would support a claim under the unfairness prong of...

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