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The Federal Trade Commission submitted two reports that were requested by Congress as part of the fiscal year 2020 spending bill that funds the FTC and other agencies. The reports outline the agency’s work in the areas of consumer privacy and the use of potential additional resources.

The first report outlines how the FTC uses its current authority to protect consumer privacy and data security. The second report includes an analysis measuring how the FTC has used its current authority to protect consumer privacy and data security and what additional resources would be needed to expand its efforts.

The Commission voted 4-0-1 to send the two reports to Congress. Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter did not participate. Chairman Joe Simons along with Commissioners Noah Joshua Phillips and Christine S. Wilson issued a statement. Commissioner Rohit Chopra issued a separate statement.

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