The FTC Can Rise to the Privacy Challenge, but Not Without Help From Congress


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Author(s): Woodrow HartzogPublication Date: August 9, 2019Publication Type: Other WritingEditor's note: This piece originally appeared on TechTank.
Facebook’s recent settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reignited debate over whether the agency is up to the task of protecting privacy. Many people, including some skeptics of the FTC’s ability to rein in Silicon Valley, lauded the settlement, or at least parts of it.