What FTC’s Data Actions Say About Tracker Enforcement
Following on the heels of its August 2022 Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which dubbed virtually any kind of tracking commercial surveillance, these enforcement actions use bad fact patterns — all of which are alleged — to engage in policymaking that could have much broader implications.
The FTC expects industry participants to understand these cases and to conduct their activities in accordance with them, notwithstanding that the orders are all stipulated — that is, agreed, without litigation or any judicial intervention.
This is almost certainly not the only set of FTC enforcement actions focused on trackers this year, or, for that matter, in 2024 and beyond.
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