Officials from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) vowed Monday to keep pressure on organizations handling personal data, Law360 reports. The FTC’s Jessica Rich said, “One of the big messages that we want to send to businesses … is that there are indeed laws currently on the books that apply” to big data, while the CFPB’s Peggy Twohig said the agency has conducted “significant research” on consumer reporting. The FTC plans to release a report on discriminatory uses of data. Meanwhile, National Journal reports on the 21st Century Privacy Coalition, led by former Congresswoman Mary Bono and former FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, which is lobbying Congress to pass the Data Security and Breach Notification Act. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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