In comments to the FTC, EPIC has asked the agency to strengthen the Safeguards Rule, which sets out basic security standards for the processing of consumer information. EPIC urged the agency to expand the scope of the Rule, which now only applies to financial institutions. EPIC also recommended that the FTC mandate compliance with the Rule and require data minimization. EPIC has previously urged the Commission to enforce the Safeguards Rule against both financial and non-financial institutions and has also recommended data minimization to safeguard consumer privacy.
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