By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-18-20

Republican Federal Trade Commissioner Noah Phillips said the government should not rush into national privacy legislation.

That came in an interview for C-SPAN’s Communicators series.

Phillips has repeatedly said to Congress that privacy means different things to different people. For some he said it meant control of their data, for other it was the security of that data.

He said that before Congress legislates, he wants it to identify the problems it is trying to solve. “When you say we need privacy, why do we need it,” he said, before focusing on the questions around remedies, like: “Should we preempt state laws”; “should we have a private right of action [so consumers can file civil suits for violations]”; “what about penalties.” » Read More