WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will hold a workshop later this fall to explore the harm done when consumer information is misused, as can happen after data breaches.

The workshop begins at 9 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Constitution Center, 400 Seventh St. Southwest. It is free and open to the public and will also be webcast live on the FTC website, the FTC said in a statement.

“Information flows of all kinds are vital to our economy, but the increased collection and use of consumers' information carries some risk for consumers when that information is misused,” Acting FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen said. “This workshop is aimed at helping us to better identify and measure the consumer injuries that may result from the misuse of information about consumers.”

Some of the topics up for consideration include how data injuries are quantified; what kinds of injuries can occur from privacy or data breaches; how businesses evaluate use of consumer information; and how consumers consider the benefits and risks of sharing information.

The FTC's public notice about the "informational injury" meeting provides additional information for those interested in submitting questions. .

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