By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 12-17-21

The Federal Trade Commission has been almost exclusively an enforcement agency, but under new chair Lina Khan it is looking at coming up with new rules to address what Khan calls “lax security practices, data privacy abuses, and algorithmic decisionmaking that may result in unlawful discrimination.”

That is according to a copy of a letter this week to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who pushed for such a rulemaking.

In her response this week. Khan said that given the urgency of the issues Blumenthal identified, she believes the FTC “must consider deploying its full set of tools, including rulemaking.”  » Read More