On January 18, during a luncheon fireside chat at the California Lawyers Association’s UCL Institute event in Los Angeles, Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Samuel Levine shared his insights on what data practices are of concern to him and to the FTC.  Companies should take heed of his comments, the highlights of which include:

For FTC watchers, none of this should come as any surprise.  While the upcoming election could usher in a FTC with very different perspectives and priorities, it is a sure bet that the current FTC will look to advance its agenda this year.  For more information contact the authors or your usual firm contact.

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