In mid-August, the Federal Trade Commission published a 44-page Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on commercial surveillance and data security with 25 pages of commentary and 95 questions, or sets of questions for public comment. With this document, the Commission launched a long process toward the ultimate enactment of a new trade regulation rule on privacy and data security. Why did the Commission do this? What, exactly, is the FTC trying to accomplish? What effect does this have on federal and state legislative efforts to regulate privacy and data security? What is the process the FTC must go through under Section 18 of the FTC Act to promulgate a new rule? How long does that process take? How do you or your business or trade association engage with the FTC? Join Reed Freeman of Venable’s eCommerce and Privacy Group for a webinar addressing these questions and more on the FTC’s new rulemaking proceeding on September 22.
Reed Freeman, Partner, Venable LLP