US FTC announces open meeting for next Thursday

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WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Businesshala) – The US Federal Trade Commission, which has started holding open meetings this year, will hold its next session next Thursday to discuss online privacy practices.

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At the meeting, four commissioners will hear a staff presentation on the privacy practices of six Internet service providers and three advertising partners.

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A fifth commissioner, Democrat Alvaro Bedoya, has been named but not confirmed.

The companies were not named. That said, in 2019, the FTC asked U.S. Internet broadband providers and related entities for information on how they collect, protect, and use information about their customers.

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Information was sought from companies such as AT&T (TN) advertising subsidiary Apnexus Inc.; Verizon (VZ.N) advertising subsidiaries Verizon Online LLC and OAuth America Inc.; as well as Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR.O), the second largest US cable provider.

Reporting by Diane Bartz Editing by Chris Reese

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