Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act codifies the FTC’s broad authority to police “unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce."1 Using this authority, the FTC has emerged as the chief enforcer of consumer privacy in the United States.
1 15 USC § 45.
2 See, e.g., LabMD, Inc. v. FTC, No. 16-16270 (11th Cir. 2018).