FTC Releases Report to Congress on Privacy and Security

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This report was compiled in response to a directive for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to “conduct a comprehensive internal assessment measuring the agency’s current efforts related to data privacy and security while separately identifying all resource-based needs of the FTC to improve in these areas." First, the report provides an overview of the FTC’s authority related to privacy and security, highlighting certain recent efforts in those areas. Second, it discusses priorities for improving the effectiveness of our efforts to protect Americans’ privacy. Third, it identifies areas in which we could use additional resources to further ensure Americans’ privacy is protected. Finally, it discusses the need for Congressional action on the FTC’s authority.

FTC Report to Congress on Privacy and Security