Christopher Wolf writes:
On May 27, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a report on the data broker industry that found data brokers operate with a “fundamental lack of transparency.” The commission unanimously recommended that Congress consider enacting legislation to make data broker practices more visible to consumers and to give consumers greater control over the immense amounts of personal information about them that are collected and shared by data brokers. Not well-recognized at the time were a number of concerns, mini-dissents if you will, expressed by Federal Trade Commissioner Josh Wright. I recently asked Commissioner Wright some questions about his “dissent by footnotes.”
You had a number of concerns that were noted in footnotes. Why did you choose to express your concerns that way, rather than through a concurrence or even a dissent?
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