FTC Chairman Muris Cautious over Privacy Law

29 June 2001

Timothy Muris, recently appointed chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, revealed he intends to enforce current consumer privacy law but gave no commitment that the FTC will advise Congress to enact new privacy legislation governing the web.

Muris is widely expected to reflect the beliefs of the Bush administration when it comes to online privacy – avoiding legislation in favour of self-regulation.

However, he admitted a desire to reconcile on and offline regulations, and promised to act against internet fraud, theft of identity and violations of privacy.

News Source: AMA Marketing News (USA)