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FTC Educates on Protecting Children's Data

IDENTITY THEFT—U.S.

September 2, 2011

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently discussed the importance of protecting children's personal information from identity thieves during a testimony before the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security. An FTC official told the committee, "Protecting consumers--especially vulnerable consumers such as children--against identity theft and its consequences is a critical component of the commission's consumer protection mission." The testimony also detailed initiatives the FTC is using to fight identity theft. Meanwhile, the FTC also announced that it has released a publication, Protecting Your Child's Personal Information at School, to advise parents about how to protect their children from identity theft. 
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