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Federal Trade Commission privacy law and policy

Federal Trade Commission privacy law and policy

Author: Chris Jay Hoofnagle
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Federal Trade Commission, a US agency created in 1914 to police the problem of 'bigness', has evolved into the most important regulator of information privacy - and thus innovation policy - in the world. Its policies profoundly affect business practices and serve to regulate most of the consumer economy. In short, it now regulates our technological future. Despite its stature, however, the agency is often  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Jay Hoofnagle
ISBN: 9781107126787 1107126789 9781107565630 1107565634
OCLC Number: 932066651
Description: xxii, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. The History, powers, and procedure of the Federal Trade Commission --
1. History of the Federal Trade Commission --
2. The FTC and the rise of consumerism --
3. The modern FTC --
4. Organizational and procedural basics --
5. Unfair and deceptive practices --
Part II. The FTC's regulation of privacy --
6. Online privacy --
7. Privacy of children --
8. Information security --
9. Anti-marketing efforts: email, telemarketing, and malware --
10. Financial privacy --
11. International privacy efforts --
Part III. Conclusion --
12. Strengthening the FTC and protecting privacy.
Responsibility: Chris Jay Hoofnagle (University of California, Berkeley).
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The US Federal Trade Commission is now the most important regulator of information privacy in the world, but it is often poorly understood. This volume addresses this confusion by explaining the  Read more...


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'A welcome perspective on challenges facing a great agency designed to 'rein in' the American market.' Norman I. Silber, Hofstra University, New York 'A landmark work for anyone interested in privacy Read more...

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