The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) plans to consider new rules for online companies in the coming months.

“With advances in computer technology, online companies are able to track Web users and store personal data at increasingly lower costs, and the FTC will pay increased attention to online privacy concerns over the next six months, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said during an agency workshop on privacy Monday,” writes Computerworld’s Grant Gross.

“Monday’s workshop was the first of three exploring privacy that the FTC has planned in the coming months,” Gross adds.

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