Mobile, Data Brokers Among FTC's Top Priorities, Brill Says

By Allison Grande (June 19, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT) -- Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill on Tuesday named data brokers, the mobile space and privacy policies of social networks as among the agency's top enforcement priorities, pointing to rapid advances in technology and the success of past regulatory actions as the driving forces behind these choices.

In the coming months, the FTC plans to focus its resources on enforcing data security, regulating mobile issues, protecting children online, policing privacy disclosures made by social networks, ensuring ad networks provide reasonable consumer choice and reigning in data brokers, Brill revealed during a panel at an annual privacy and data security conference hosted by...

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