The Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for the public to submit comments on a preliminary staff report issued on December 1, 2010, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: a Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policy Makers.” The Commission extended the original January 31 deadline until February 18 to encourage full participation by all stakeholders.
The preliminary staff report proposes a framework that promotes privacy, transparency, business innovation and consumer choice. In the report, FTC staff set forth a number of questions for public comment (available at http://www.ftc.gov/os/2010/12/101201privacyrptapxa.pdf).
Citing the nature and complexity of the questions and issues raised in the report, a number of organizations requested an extension of the comment deadline.
The Commission vote to extend the deadline was 5 - 0.