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Chinese Hackers Exploit Gaps in US Intelligence Sharing, Senator Says

Senator Wyden wants FTC officials to have access to US secrets

Senator Ron Wyden

Senator Ron Wyden

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Chinese hackers are more easily able to steal personal data because of a lack of intelligence sharing between US spy agencies and the Federal Trade Commission, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has warned.

Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said Tuesday in a letter written jointly to Lina Khan, FTC chair, and Avril Haines, director of national intelligence, that “the intelligence community is sharing very little information” with the FTC, especially about personal information or employees that China is likely to target for cyber-espionage purposes.