FTC Consumer - Protection Boss Sam Levine Takes On Privacy, Emerging Technologies

05 September 2023 00:00

Duration: 30:16

Sam Levine, the new head of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, says he’s proud of his agency’s recent achievements on protecting the public by using the “very broad, flexible authority” conferred by the law. In an in-depth interview with MLex, Levine says that the FTC Act allows the Bureau to pursue technology companies over privacy concerns, even if practices have been disclosed in a privacy policy. As for generative AI, while the technology may be new, Levine says that the FTC has been thinking about issues involving artificial intelligence for many years.