EPIC Joins Call For Congress to Boost FTC Funding
May 20, 2022
EPIC signed onto a coalition letter urging Congress to increase the FTC’s budget so that the agency has the resources it needs to fulfill its mandate to protect consumers and promote competition. EPIC has previously encouraged Congress to provide the FTC funding to strengthen the agency’s power to halt discriminatory and abusive data practices. EPIC has repeatedly called on the FTC to promulgate data protection rules and has long advocated for the creation of a U.S. Data Protection Agency. In June, EPIC published a report on the FTC’s unused statutory authorities, What the FTC Could Be Doing (But Isn’t) to Protect Privacy.