Dan Caprio, co-founder and chairman of The Providence Group, an AEGIS project partner, will testify at the Federal Trade Commission´s privacy hearings on April 10. Through the hearings, the FTC aims to examine the current approach it employs to regulate consumer privacy, taking into consideration gaps in the agency´s authority as well as new risks, opportunities and knowledge.
Caprio will provide testimony on the FTC´s “Accountability” panel, an issue that is of particular interest to the agency. The FTC is currently studying whether policymakers and other stakeholders should attempt to improve accountability for privacy issues within organizations. In addition, the agency is also analyzing how firms that interface directly with consumers can foster accountability from third parties to whom they transfer consumer data.
“The Commission has long taken a case-by-case approach to privacy, with protections calibrated to the particular law enforced as well as the sensitivity and use of personal information,” the agency stated. “However, the current approach needs to examined in light of potential gaps in the Commission´s existing authority.”
Interested parties can view the FTC meeting agenda, which includes the agency´s general questions on privacy and legal frameworks, here.