Mike Gentine, former senior counsel for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), was featured on an NBC Nightly News segment about a recent data breach that disclosed the agency’s procedures for handling and disclosing sensitive information under Section 6(b) of the Consumer Protection Safety Act.
Critics of Section 6(b) have argued that the procedures are burdensome and prevent the CPSC from sharing information with consumers, but Mike explained that 6(b) allows the agency to ensure it does not pass on bad information to the public and to maintain its trust.
“It’s not a gag order,” he said. “It is a moment’s pause to make sure that what we’re doing is fair and accurate.”
Watch the full clip here.