Statement: Coalition Letter Urging FTC to Issue Rules Protecting Consumers Against Data Abuse and Discrimination

October 27, 2021

EPIC Senior Counsel John Davisson issued the following statement regarding the coalition letter from 44 consumer advocacy, civil rights, and media democracy groups urging the Federal Trade Commission to initiate a rulemaking to promote civil rights and protect against abusive data practices:

“This country faces a deepening crisis of data abuse and discrimination. But the FTC has the power to set industry-wide rules that will rein in exploitative data practices and protect privacy and civil rights. We join the president and members of Congress in urging the FTC to use that power as soon as possible.”

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