Consumer rights’ interest groups call on Federal Trade Commission to inititiate series of initiatives

Аs part of a campaign for protecting consumers’ rights in the US, five public interest groups called on the Federal Trade Commission to take a number of steps to protect consumers, and promote competition and innovation. The suggestions state that the FTC must enforce existing consent orders; it should incorporate public comments on proposed settlement agreements; it should mandate fair information practices in consumer privacy settlements; it should promote transparency; it should seek greater authority to protect American consumers; it should bring more actions based on ‘unfairness’ authority; it should oppose mergers that consolidate user data and threaten privacy; it must produce concrete outcomes from Commission workshops; it should enforce the Privacy Shield and COPPA; and it must support the establishment of a Data Protection Agency in the US.