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End of Year Thoughts on FTC Data & Security Requirements

Two recent events involving the FTC demonstrate that the FTC’s previously-broad authority to regulate companies’ data security provisions may have taken a hit, but that the FTC still has significant power over companies that collect and store consumer information. Authority of FTC. The FTC generally has authority under federal law to bring a cause of … Continue Reading

FTC issues guidance for those responsible for company data security

The Federal Trade Commission recently outlined what companies should expect if they’re the subject of an investigation involving data security – and one item in particular stood out to us. The entire piece, posted on the FTC’s Business Blog last month, is vital reading for anyone responsible for data security. But here’s the part that … Continue Reading

FTC offers ways to navigate privacy and Internet of Things

“Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party.” The line comes straight out of Samsung’s privacy policy, and when the Daily Beast published it in its article titled, “Your Samsung TV is Spying on You, … Continue Reading