FTC Requests Budget Increase To Aid Data Privacy Crackdown

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The FTC has requested a $160 million budget increase for next year. The FTC claims it will use the money to fight for consumers’ data privacy rights. Following the investigation into telehealth companies’ poor data privacy practices, this fight has been brought to the forefront of the data privacy community (More here). The FTC hopes that the increase in funding will translate to the increased enforcement of data privacy regulations and the continued investigation into the impact of telehealth organizations on consumers’ data privacy.

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