Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy

Chris Jay Hoofnagle, Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy (Cambridge University Press 2016).


FTC Privacy Law and Policy is a broad-ranging primer on the FTC’s consumer protection mission. It is the first hundred-year history of the agency’s consumer protection activities, and it links consumer cases to modern internet privacy efforts. The book offers practical tips for lawyers, strategy for advocates, and insight for policymakers on the challenge of addressing unfair and deceptive trade practices. Most importantly, the book provides context for the agency’s powers and procedure. Much of this context is lost to history, but familiarity with it helps one understand why and how the FTC acts.

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September 20, 2016