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The role of the Federal Trade Commission in privacy and beyond

A fireside chat with Commissioners Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Christine S. Wilson

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) plays an increasingly central role in regulating existing and emerging technologies—including privacy and security, competition, and combating unfair and deceptive consumer practices. As the debate over federal privacy legislation heats up on Capitol Hill, the FTC’s scope of authority and enforcement capability are emerging as key issues.

On October 28, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted FTC Commissioners Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Christine S. Wilson for a conversation about the agency’s current and future priorities, perspectives on a national data privacy law, and challenges it may face in performing oversight of emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence systems, platforms, and social media.

After the discussion, speakers answered questions from the audience.



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