On March 9, 2015, the Federal  Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it executed a Memorandum of Understanding on privacy enforcement cooperation with the Dutch Data Protection Authority. In executing the MOU, the FTC noted that it increasingly seeks the assistance of international privacy authorities in its efforts to protect consumer privacy. In the MOU, the parties memorialize their intent to cooperate in the exchange of information (including complaints and providing investigative assistance) in furtherance of each entity’s efforts to protect consumer privacy and enforce violations. The FTC already has similar MOUs in place with the data protection authorities in the United Kingdom and in Ireland.