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FTC RIN: 3084-AB69 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Trade Regulation Rule on Commercial Surveillance 

On August 22, 2022, the Commission initiated an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) under section 18 of the FTC Act to limit privacy abuses, curb lax security practices, and ensure that algorithmic decision-making does not result in unlawful discrimination. 87 FR 51273 (Aug. 22, 2022). The Commission sought public comment on whether new rules are needed to protect people’s privacy and information in the commercial surveillance economy. On September 8, 2022, the Commission hosted a public forum regarding its ANPRM on commercial surveillance and data security practices that harm consumers and competition. The public forum included panel discussions and members of the public provided remarks. The ANPRM’s extended public comment period closed on November 21, 2022. 87 FR 63738 (Oct. 20, 2022). Staff is reviewing the public comments.

Agency: Federal Trade Commission(FTC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 41 to 58   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  08/22/2022  87 FR 51273   
ANPRM Public Forum  09/08/2022 
ANPRM Comment Period Extended  10/20/2022  87 FR 63738   
ANPRM Extended Comment Period End  11/21/2022 
Staff Review of Public Comments  12/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
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RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
James Trilling
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20580
Phone:202 326-3497