Advocacy groups support FTC privacy rulemaking

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Forty-five advocacy groups from across sectors joined on a letter to U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan urging her and the agency to take up a privacy rulemaking, The Free Press reports. The groups asked for a rulemaking that covers “entire life cycle of data—collection, use, management, retention, and deletion” and one that ensures consumers “significant protection from discrimination and related data harms.” Meanwhile, the FTC announced it updated the Safeguards Rule to better protect against personal data breaches and cyberattacks that lead to identity theft and other financial losses. The Wall Street Journal reports the FTC is reviewing Facebook’s disclosures regarding harmful algorithms associated with its products and whether those issues violate the company’s $5 billion settlement with the FTC from 2019. New York Magazine published a wide-ranging interview with FTC Chair Lina Khan regarding the future of Big Tech enforcement.

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