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FTC Posts Seventh Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Series

On September 1, 2017, the FTC published the seventh blog post in its “Stick with Security” series. This week’s post, entitled Stick with Security: Secure remote access to your network, outlines important security measures businesses should take to ensure that outside entryways to their systems are sensibly defended.… Continue Reading

FTC Posts Sixth Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Series

On August 25, 2017, the FTC published the sixth blog post in its “Stick with Security” series. This week’s post, entitled Stick with Security: Segment your network and monitor who’s trying to get in and out, illustrates the benefits of segmenting networks and monitoring the size and frequency of data transfers.… Continue Reading

Uber Settles FTC Data Privacy and Security Allegations

On August 15, 2017, the FTC announced that it had reached a settlement with Uber, Inc., over allegations that the ride-sharing company had made deceptive data privacy and security representations to its consumers. Under the terms of the settlement, Uber has agreed to implement a comprehensive privacy program and to undergo regular, independent privacy audits for the next 20 years.… Continue Reading

FTC Posts Third Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Series

On August 4, 2017, the FTC published the third blog post in its Stick with Security series. This week’s post, entitled "Stick with security: Control access to data sensibly," details key security measures businesses can take to limit unauthorized access to data in their possession.… Continue Reading

FTC Posts Second Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Series

On July 28, 2017, the FTC published the second blog post in its "Stick with Security" series. This week’s post, entitled "Start with security – and stick with it," looks at key security principles that apply to all businesses regardless of their size or the types of data they handle. The guidance offers five steps companies can take to ensure the security of the data they hold.… Continue Reading

FTC Launches Series of Blog Posts on “Reasonable Steps” to Protect Consumer Data

On July 21, 2017, the FTC announced its publication of "Stick with Security," a series of blog posts on reasonable steps that companies should take to protect and secure consumer data. The posts will build on the FTC’s Start with Security Guide for Businesses, and will be based on the FTC’s 60 plus law enforcement actions, closed investigations and questions from businesses. Every Friday for the next few months, the FTC will publish on its Business Blog a new post focusing on each of the 10 "Start with Security" principles.… Continue Reading

FTC Releases Guidance on COPPA Compliance

On June 21, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission updated its guidance for complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. The FTC enforces the COPPA Rule, which sets requirements regarding children’s privacy and safety online.… Continue Reading

Global Ransomware Attacks Raise Key Legal Considerations

On May 12, 2017, a massive ransomware attack, known as “WannaCry,” began affecting tens of thousands of computer systems in over 100 countries. These types of incidents can have significant legal implications for affected entities and industries for whom data access and continuity is critical. As affected entities work to understand and respond to the threat of ransomware, we address some of the key legal considerations.… Continue Reading

FTC Announces Settlement Over Alleged Consent Order Violation

On March 17, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Upromise, Inc., agreed to pay 500,000 dollars to settle allegations that it violated the terms of a 2012 consent order that required Upromise to provide notice to consumers regarding its data collection and use practices, and obtain third-party audits.… Continue Reading

FCC Stays Implementation of Data Security Rules

On March 1, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission, under the new leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai, voted 2-1 to issue a temporary stay of the data security obligations of the FCC’s Broadband Consumer Privacy Rules, which were to go into effect March 2, 2017. The temporary stay will remain in place until the FCC is able to act on pending petitions for reconsideration. … Continue Reading
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