Informational injury means harms that consumers may suffer from security and data privacy incidents, according to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Maureen Ohlhausen.
“Our mission is to prevent meaningful consumer harm, not to redesign the economy as we see fit,” FTC chair says.
“Plaintiffs’ attorneys are engineering a staggering expansion of liability in the areas of privacy and data security,” according to a new report from the Institute for Legal Reform.
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The FTC “must aim to strike the right balance – one that promotes innovation and protects privacy.”
Letters call for parties to prioritize removing international digital trade barriers, reforming the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and addressing consumer data privacy and security
In these comments, MRA will: (1) explain survey, opinion and marketing research; (2) recommend an alternative regulatory frameworks; (3) share our concerns about the expansive definitions of data covered by the proposed rules; (4) urge changes to the treatment of aggregated and de-identified data; and (5) propose an exemption for the collection, use and disclosure of data strictly for bona fide research purposes.