Hunton & Williams LLP blog:
The international group of data protection commissioners today admitted the U.S. Federal Trade Commission into membership.
Meeting at the 32nd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Jerusalem, the commissioners determined that the FTC had the requisite authority and independence to qualify for membership.
The decision has been a long time coming. The U.S. has long sought to be recognized as a member of the data protection group. Last year, the U.S. application was rejected at the international conference in Madrid.
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