Chris Jay Hoofnagle

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Chris Jay Hoofnagle is Faculty Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and Professor of Law in Residence at the University of California at Berkley School of Law. He is the author of "Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy" (Cambridge University Press 2016).

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The FTC Can Rise to the Privacy Challenge, but Not Without Help From Congress

Editor's note: This piece originally appeared on TechTank.

Facebook’s recent settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reignited debate over whether the agency is up to the task of protecting privacy. Many people, including some skeptics of the FTC’s ability to rein in Silicon Valley, lauded the settlement, or at least parts of it.