Center for American Progress: How To Regulate Tech: A Technology Policy Framework for Online Services

November 16, 2021

However, as outlined in a recent report by the Electronic Privacy Information Center,193 the FTC does have unused authorities it could exercise around online privacy. Commissioners have shown recent interest in reviving the FTC’s latent authorities to tackle data privacy, including the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act rule-making authority.194 Under new leadership, there are indications that the FTC may move to make better use of these authorities,195 including over privacy harms.

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