Notes from the IAPP, Nov. 5, 2021

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Hello from Maine! 

As I write this, there are just 58 days left in 2021, which might explain the general sense of urgency I have to wrap up all of the projects, both for work and home. 

There seems to be a similar sense within the FTC. In case you’ve missed it, there has been a flurry of activity from the FTC over the last couple of months. In September, a potential spending boost of $1 billion was set aside for the agency in a draft of the Build Back Better Act. There have been personnel changes, a call from Senate Democrats for the agency to begin privacy rulemaking, not to mention enforcement actions.

We touched on the spending boost and the reaction from former FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich last month.

My colleague IAPP Staff Writer Joe Duball wrote about the latest FTC developments and provided coverage of U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner Rebecca

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