FTC Launches New Office to Keep Pace With Big Tech

From CNET: The US Federal Trade Commission on Friday launched a new Office of Technology to strengthen its ability to "fully grasp" rapidly changing technologies in the digital marketplace and support its policy and law enforcement efforts.

"The Office of Technology will boost the FTC's expertise to help the agency achieve its mission of protecting consumers and promoting competition," the agency said in a release.

The office plans to support FTC investigations into business practices and their associated technologies; provide technological expertise on policy and research initiatives; and highlight market trends that have an impact on its work.

The new office will be led by Chief Technology Officer Stephanie Nguyen. Though the focus of the office is technology, Nguyen told The Washington Post it'll also look at broader sectors of the economy.

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