The Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress Tuesday on the agency’s ongoing efforts to promote data security, and reiterated its support for enactment of a strong federal data security and breach notification law.

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez outlined the agency's efforts to promote data security through civil law enforcement, education, and policy initiatives. The testimony, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, notes that businesses are collecting more personal information about consumers than ever before, and that rising reports of data breaches show that these systems are susceptible to being compromised.

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