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Data ‘Surveillance’ Crackdown Begins With FTC Privacy Pitch

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The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public feedback on a proposed rulemaking to limit what it’s dubbed “commercial surveillance” by businesses that sell or share information collected about people, with potential new powers to levy fines for data protection violations.

The anticipated rules, kickstarted with a notice issued Thursday asking questions about how to proceed, would protect the personal data companies such as Alphabet Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc. collect about consumers.