The Federal Trade Commission's recent actions show its sustained willingness to exceed its authority in consumer protection matters.
Data can unlock innovation—in everything from manufacturing and medicine to public safety and financial services. Today’s economy relies on data, but a patchwork of data privacy laws introduced in more than 25 states is creating confusion for businesses of all sizes. The U.S. Chamber is urging Congress to pass a national data privacy law. This will protect all Americans equally, no matter where they live, providing a clear set of rules for all businesses, no matter where they operate.
Here's how the FTC is working to address several important technology issues, including data privacy, artificial intelligence, and ongoing process changes.
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, on potential national data privacy legislation.
The groups commended efforts to finalize a framework to reestablish the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield.
As the Federal Trade Commission consolidates power and mulls further consumer protection enforcement and rules, American businesses should be on notice that their AI innovation and ability to attract new earners could be at risk.
Congress needs to act quickly and appropriately on a national data privacy standard to ensure that American businesses and consumers are not harmed by a patchwork of state laws.
This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the United States Congress on national privacy legislation.