Posts tagged FTC
FTC Gets Tough on Data Security: 5 vital take-aways

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) advice on Data Security says; having a sound security plan in place to collect only what [data] you need, keep it safe, and dispose of it securely can help you meet your legal obligations to protect sensitive data.

So, what happens when this sage advice is not taken?

Well, it seems the FTC is taking a much tougher stance on compliance obligations of consent orders it enters into with businesses to settle enforcement actions relating to data breaches.

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FTC holds 2-day hearing on federal consumer legislation

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held its twelfth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection. The theme of the two-day hearing focused on the FTC’s approach to consumer privacy.

In this post we highlight some of the main points discussed during the hearing, what was agreed and disagreed, and consider whether new privacy laws such as the CCPA and the GDPR have any part to play in the formulation of new federal privacy legislation.

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