FTC Releases Draft Privacy Report: Analysis and Implications for 2011 and Beyond

October 2010
Venulex Legal Summaries;2010 Q4, Special section p1
The article discusses the report "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change," released by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2010. It questions which elements of the proposed framework are required by Section 5 of the FTC law and which are aspirational. Some substantive privacy protections that a company should integrate into its daily practices are discussed, including providing reasonable security for consumer data and collecting only data needed for a specific business purpose.


Related Articles

  • Privacy and Identity Protection from the Fair Credit Reporting Act to Big Data. Magee, Peder // Antitrust Magazine;Fall2014, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p56 

    The article presents background of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s privacy work and its Division of Privacy and Identity Protection (DPIP) to address consumer privacy matters, rulemaking and policy development. It mentions the enactment of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to protect the...

  • Privacy Laws Must Change with the Times. Thibodeaux, Todd; Valdez, David // Technical Support Magazine;Feb2011, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p12 

    The article focuses on the need for the change in the consumer privacy laws in the U.S. to keep up with technological innovations related to services and products. It says that the imprtanny means for the U.S. Congress to achieve the balance between privacy protection and technolgy encouragement...

  • Privacy Police. Swanton, Mary // InsideCounsel;Mar2013, Vol. 24 Issue 255, p41 

    The article discusses the status of federal policy and enforcement of U.S. consumer privacy. Center for Democracy & Technology senior policy analyst Erica Newland underscores the need to update antiquated privacy laws to conform with the digital age where personal and business information are...

  • Swift Reaction to FTC's Privacy Report. Pike, George H. // Database Trends & Applications;Jun2012, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p22 

    The article reports on the reactions received by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: Recommendations for Businesses and Policymakers" in the U.S. It mentions that the FTC get 450 comments about the report and addressed some developments...

  • FTC Issues Guidelines on Protecting Consumer Privacy. Jaeger, Jaclyn // Compliance Week;May2012, Vol. 9 Issue 100, p8 

    The article provides information on the privacy report issued by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that aims to protect the consumer privacy. It notes that the report has advocated three principles to protect the privacy including the importance to adopt a privacy by design approach....

  • White House, FTC Call for Data Security Legislation. Bikard, Arielle // Compliance Week;Jul2011, Vol. 8 Issue 90, p16 

    The article reports on the move of the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to pressure the U.S. Congress to pass data security legislation. It states that the Obama Administration has a sent a proposal in response to request for assistance in...

  • The Recent Ruling Confirming the FTC's Authority to Sue Companies for Cybersecurity Failures: Why this matters to the financial services industry.  // Venulex Legal Summaries;2014 Q2, Special section p1 

    The article examines the court's ruling in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. which confirmed the authority of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to regulate privacy and data security. Topics discussed include the increasingly active role of the FTC in regulating data security practices, the...

  • White House Offers First Look at Consumer Privacy Legislation. Bernhardt, Patrick; O'Neill, Julie // Venulex Legal Summaries;2015 Q1, p1 

    The article reports that U.S. President Barack Obama has unveiled the draft for the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act which will require compliance to fair information practice principles (FIPP). Topics discussed include the definition of personal data under the draft, the obligations of...

  • Privacy laws must change. Thibodeaux, Todd // SC Magazine: For IT Security Professionals (15476693);Feb2011, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p20 

    The author proposes changes to privacy laws in the U.S. He suggests to Congress to expand the capabilities of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to achieve the balance between encouraging technology and preserving privacy. He cites the need for the FTC to be given the discretion and flexibility...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics