FTC Commissioner Kicks Off Data Privacy Day

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This morning, FTC Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen spoke at a Data Privacy Day event at George Washington University in Washington, DC. 

Commissioner Ohlhausen talked about the FTC’s role in data security: our enforcement record, our policy research, and our consumer and business education efforts. Commissioner Ohlhausen also announced a new FTC data security case

Here is Commissioner Ohlhausen’s practical guidance for companies: “It is critical that businesses honor the promises they make to protect consumers’ privacy. This is at the heart of the Commission’s law enforcement against deceptive practices. Businesses must live up to the assurances they make regarding security standards.”

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