The Daily Dot: How the FTC can use ‘data minimization’ to immediately strengthen consumer privacy
January 26, 2022
Consumer Reports and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) released a white paper on Wednesday outlining how the FTC can establish a “Data Minimization Rule” that would help push back against the “omnipresent” surveillance of internet users.
The paper argues that the FTC has the authority under the “unfairness” prong of Section 5 of the FTC Act to establish a “Data Minimization Rule” that would prohibit all secondary data uses with limited exceptions. A secondary use of collected data would be transferring and using the data for advertising, as the paper explains.
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