Tag Archives: FTC

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 Confirmed as Data Privacy and Security Sheriff: Court Holds That FTC Can Regulate Company’s Data Practices

On August 24, 2015, the Third Circuit released a long-awaited decision, holding that the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) does have authority to regulate data privacy and security practices which fail to protect consumer data. The decision could impact many companies and other organizations which hold consumer data, by increasing the risk if they fail to adequately … Continue Reading

Things that go bump in the night – and who’s regulating them

Data security, and the threat of catastrophic breaches, is rising up the list of things that keep in-house counsel awake at night. But unlike other things that go bump in the night, this threat is really out there—and it can be frightening, particularly for companies that aren’t prepared. Fast Company reported that nearly half of … Continue Reading
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