FTC Announces Agenda for the Seventh Session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century; Session at Howard University to Focus on Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Predictive Analytics #FTC-2018-0101-D-0009

Submission Number:
FTC-2018-0101-D-0009
Commenter:
Irene Solaiman
State:
Massachusetts
Initiative Name:
FTC Announces Agenda for the Seventh Session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century; Session at Howard University to Focus on Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Predictive Analytics
Please see attached memo for comments. This memo was produced as part of my Master in Public Policy capstone at the Harvard Kennedy School. Recommendations 1. Personal Data (Q9): Clearly define and give guidelines on personal data. 2. Explainability (Q14): Prioritize process and dataset analysis over explainability. 3. Data Openness and Deletion (Q14): Encourage data-sharing and mandate minimization. 4. Individual Consent (Q15): Give consumers a spectrum of consent in data use. 5. Educate Consumers (Q16): Reach out to U.S. consumers on data hygiene and literacy. 6. Development, not Innovation (Q21, 23): Ensure improved research over new research. 7. Enforcement and Compliance (Q25): Vary fines by violation, applicable worldwide. 8. Harmonize (Q23, 25): Overlap regulatory themes with international regulations.