FTC Chair Says She Opposes New Laws for Technology

The head of the Federal Trade Commission voiced reluctance toward adopting consumer protection laws that target technological concerns du jour, saying the "collective voice" of consumers often prompts change. Deborah Platt Majoras, the agency's Republican chairwoman, said she prefers relying on a combination of existing laws, vigorous competition and user pressure to address complaints about new products or potentially worrisome uses of technology.

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