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26 August 2015

Third Circuit Affirms FTC Authority to Regulate Cybersecurity

On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued its much-anticipated decision in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., No. 14-3514 (3d Cir. Aug. 24, 2015), holding that the Federal Trade Commission has the authority to bring an action under Section 5 of the FTC … Read More

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12 August 2015

Securities Firm Avoids FTC Action for Data Security Practices Due to Adoption of Insider Threat Program

On April 10, 2015, the FTC closed its data security investigation of a securities firm after one of its employees moved the  personal information of the certain of the firm’s wealth management clients to personal devices and a personal website.  Ultimately, the personal data became available on publicly accessible websites.… Read More

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13 July 2015

Federal Trade Commission Releases Guide for Businesses on Data Security

The Federal Trade Commission released “Start with Security:  A Guide for Business” on June 30, 2015.  The guide contains ten best practices for addressing issues of data security based on lessons learned from the FTC’s 53 data-security actions to date.  Specifically, it identifies “vulnerabilities” that could affect businesses of all … Read More

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07 July 2015

Joint FTC and NJ AG Complaint and Settlement Against App Developer that Allegedly “Hijacked” and “Drained” Phone Resources

On June 29, the FTC and New Jersey Attorney General announced the filing of a joint complaint, and proposed, stipulated settlement, against an Ohio-based app developer, Equiliv Investments LLC and an individual officer of the company. The federal and state enforcement agencies alleged that Equiliv marketed a free app that … Read More

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18 June 2015

Privacy advocates abandon Commerce Department multistakeholder process on facial recognition technology code of conduct

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”), housed within the U.S. Commerce Department, has been facilitating a multistakeholder process to develop privacy safeguards for the commercial use of facial recognition technology since December of 2013—with the first in person meeting held in February 2014.  NTIA seeks to create a … Read More

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26 May 2015

Identifying the Standards: DOJ, SEC and FTC Offer Guidance for Cybersecurity Preparedness

Although a frequent topic of discussion on Capitol Hill, no single standard for private-sector cybersecurity programs has yet to emerge. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework is often considered foremost among existing guidance, but several other agencies are also expressing views, including the following recent guidance … Read More

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