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Biz Groups Push FTC To Avoid 'Theoretical' Privacy Harms

Law360, New York (November 1, 2017, 9:06 PM EDT) -- Groups representing major advertisers, retailers, app developers and other businesses are urging the Federal Trade Commission to refrain from bringing enforcement actions over "theoretical" injuries allegedly caused by privacy and data security missteps, arguing that the regulator should instead focus on more concrete harms that can stem from data theft and misuse.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Association of National Advertisers, and Retail Industry Leaders Association, along with other trade associations, academics and privacy advocates, made their pitches to the FTC in response to the commission's call for input on how to evaluate and measure consumer injury in the context of...

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