FTC Head Vows To Ramp Up Privacy Pressure On Data Giants

Law360, New York (August 20, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT) -- Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said Monday that the agency is planning to step up its scrutiny of companies that compile large amounts of consumer data, while continuing to push for more power to regulate these companies' privacy practices.

While the “skyrocketing ability” of businesses to store and analyze vast quantities of data can enable researchers, retailers and others to offer more beneficial services, the innovation also has the potential to compromise the safety and security of user data by exposing it to misuse, Ramirez...
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