The Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of Technology Research and Investigation (OTRI) is an office designed to expand the FTC's capacity to protect consumers in an age of rapid technological innovation.
As a trusted source for research and information on technology's impact on consumers, the Office conducts independent studies, evaluates new marketing practices, and provides guidance to consumers, businesses and policy makers. It also assists the FTC's consumer protection investigators and attorneys by providing technical expertise, investigative assistance, and training. The Office is housed in the Bureau of Consumer Protection and its work supports all facets of the FTC's consumer protection mission, including issues related to privacy, data security, connected cars, smart homes, algorithmic transparency, emerging payment methods, fraud, big data, and the Internet of Things.
- Cross-Device Tracking: Measurement and Disclosures (Jan. 5, 2017).