By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 8-17-22

The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a public forum on its proposed rulemaking targeting what it calls “commercial surveillance and data security practices that harm consumers and competition,” by which it means, among other things, data collection for online targeted advertising.

The September 8 forum will be virtual and allow the public to “share feedback” on the proposed rulemaking, but members of the public will have to sign up on a first-come, first served basis here and speakers will be limited.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau, which represents online advertisers, is not happy with the FTC’s move or the way it teed up the rulemaking as addressing a problem it clearly already sees as needing a fix.  » Read More