On Wednesday, January 5, the FTC released a report titled “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” The Report addresses the effects of the growing use of big data analytics on low-income and underserved populations, and the FTC’s role in monitoring and regulating the impacts of this commercial use of big data. There are two high-level takeaways from the Report: First, big data is a powerful tool that can be used to include or to exclude. Used responsibly, it can be a key to unlocking opportunities for underprivileged and underserved classes; but, when used with disregard for its effects, big data can serve to shut the underprivileged and underserved out of those same opportunities. Second, the FTC will be the cop on the beat. The Report’s emphasis on the tools at the FTC’s disposal for regulating the use of big data analytics, signals that the FTC intends to make use of its enforcement powers where it can.
The French government released on January 18, 2013 a 200-page study prepared by Pierre Collin and Nicolas Colin proposing changes to international tax rules to take better account of value creation by digital firms. As a shorter term step, the report proposes that France create a tax that would affect all firms that create value […]
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The upcoming IAPP Web Conference on the FTC Final Privacy Report, taking place on Tuesday, April 3 from 1 to 2:30 PM EDT, will feature two senior FTC officials, Ed Felten and Maneesha Mithal and FTC practitioner Bob Belair, and will be moderated by Hogan Lovells privacy partner Chris Wolf.
A copy of the just-released FTC final Privacy Report, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change. An analysis will follow.
This entry predicts some of the items likely to be included in the Final FTC Privacy Report to be released on Monday, March 26.