Christopher Wolf and Jules Polonetsky are co-chairs of the Future of Privacy Forum. They write:
For years, consumer advocates have urged policymakers to get serious about a privacy agenda.
Industry groups opposed this, arguing that the Federal Trade Commission is already authorized to bring enforcement actions against businesses. In addition, these industry groups insist, the White House and Congress should avoid any new steps that could limit innovation. Countering this, privacy advocates complain that the FTC wasn’t aggressive enough, and often took no action on the privacy complaints they filed against businesses.
Now the time for real progress on privacy protections has arrived.
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