The U.S. Congress is considering increased enforcement powers for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), reports Bloomberg’s Sara Merken

“House and Senate lawmakers are weighing whether to give the FTC broad or targeted new rulemaking authority, and more resources, to enforce privacy and data security obligations. They also are discussing whether federal legislation should override state privacy laws, including California’s sweeping privacy law, the California Consumer Protection Act, taking effect in January”

“U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said she would propose creating a division within the Federal Trade Commission to police data privacy, rather than establishing a separate agency. She said she would push to ‘beef up’ the FTC in legislation ‘to make sure there is real capacity and the resources to do that.’”

Details from Bloomberg Law.