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FTC Creates New Office To Investigate Consumer Technologies

FTC Mobile Payment Systems Privacy/Cyber Risk & Data Security

Privacy, Cyber Risk & Data Security

On March 23, the FTC announced – via blog post – the formation of the Office of Technology Research and Investigation (OTRI), a newly formed research office within its Bureau of Consumer Protection. The OTRI succeeds the Mobile Technology Unit and will have an enhanced mission within the FTC to investigate technology issues encompassing privacy, data security, automobiles, smart phones, smart homes, emerging payment methods, Internet of Things, and big data.

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