The government is on a path to regulate nearly everything in our lives. This post by U.S. Rep Marsha Blackburn discusses the problem.
Bureaucrats at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are pursuing a heavy-handed regulatory approach to address vague concerns about consumers’ online privacy. They claim that privacy is threatened by a shadowy group of advertisers who are harvesting your data from behind the screen to sell you more stuff. While I don’t discount the agency’s good intentions to protect consumers, FTC activists have supported regulations that would threaten the lifeblood of the Internet: data.
The action by the FTC could have a large adverse effect on our businesses.