FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez, who is President Barack Obama's nominee to become the next chairman of the agency, told a conference of privacy professionals in Washington on Friday that technology will remain a priority for enforcement actions.
"No matter what we at the FTC do, no matter what other regulators do across the world, the reality is that technology is just developing at a pace that we can barely keep up with, and we do need to be conscious of this," she said.
In Europe, officials are in negotiations with Google over alleged antitrust violations stemming from its commanding position in the search business. Also, a coalition of national data protection commissioners has sharply criticised Google's decision to track users across many of its services and is threatening to levy fines.
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