The Federal Trade Commission renewed its call for data security legislation in testimony before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Chairwoman Edith Ramirez told lawmakers that the FTC believes that as more data breaches are revealed, the risk to consumers and businesses becomes clear. The testimony highlights the FTC's efforts in the data security arena, including its enforcement of the FTC Act and specific statutes such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

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