Biden's New Executive Order Looks to Address Data Privacy

Healthcare Info Security

Scott Ferguson

In his latest executive order, President Joe Biden is asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to establish new rules over how tech firms can collect and use data from their customers, as a way to offer more privacy protections for American consumers.

The focus on how large tech firms such as Facebook, Google and Amazon collect and use consumer data is one part of an executive order that seeks to address a raft of what the White House calls anticompetitive behavior by corporations that have harmed customers and reduced competition, according to a fact sheet published by the administration on Friday.

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