FTC Extends Deadline for Comments on Privacy Report Until February 18

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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.

A copy of the report is available at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2010/12/privacyreport.shtm. To file a public comment electronically, please click here and follow the instructions.

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