The Federal Trade Commission’s Fiscal Year 2011 budget request asked Congress for 40 additional Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) staff. Several of these would be in the area of privacy, data security, and new media:
2 FTE for data security enforcement and rulemakings related to data security, breach notice and consumer access to information in certain databases, and other opportunities to provide greater clarity regarding data security principles.
2 FTE to protect consumers in the mobile marketplace and new media by addressing the privacy, security, and other risks of consumer harms associated with these new technologies.
3 FTE for the FTC Regional Offices to respond to growing law enforcement challenges in fraud targeting vulnerable Americans and financial services fraud, and provide outreach to close information gaps in the areas of new media, privacy, and health, including 1 FTE for Spanish-speakers to combat illegal practices targeting Hispanic consumers.
2 FTE for economic analysis and support of the Consumer Protection area, including the FACTA study, advertising to children, and consumer financial services.
1 FTE for General Counsel for litigation and legal counsel to cover the rapidly increasing workload on privacy and information security issues.