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FTC’s Ramirez Talks Big Data, Legislation

CONSUMER PRIVACY—U.S.

September 3, 2013

In a Q&A with Politico, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez discussed the FTC’s efforts to rein in Big Data players and ensure they play by the rules when it comes to privacy. The commission is in the process of conducting its study on Big Data practices and anticipates releasing a report by year’s end. “One of the concerns is that we don’t know enough about what’s happening—what information is being collected, how it’s being used, what sources are being used,” Ramirez said. Asked whether privacy legislation is needed, Ramirez said she’d “like to see Congress take action” and thinks “ultimately it will.”
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