Tag: Federal Trade Commission

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Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From the FTC’s Enforcement History
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FTC Mobile Payments Workshop: Providers Are Poised to Take Steps Forward. How Will Regulators Respond?

Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From the FTC’s Enforcement History

By: Soyong Cho, Andrew L. Caplan

In 2014, cybersecurity and data breach incidents regularly made the headlines, with the reported breaches becoming increasingly large and complex. As in the past, these data breaches have inevitably been followed by a flurry of class actions and government investigations. But amid this flurry of activity, one federal regulator in particular, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC” or “Commission”), has unquestionably been the most prominent and active cybersecurity enforcer.

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FTC Mobile Payments Workshop: Providers Are Poised to Take Steps Forward. How Will Regulators Respond?

By: Eric Mitzenmacher

On April 26th, the FTC gathered private sector representatives, regulators, and academics for a workshop to discuss the state of the mobile payment industry. Some commentary has interpreted regulators’ comments at the workshop to be a signal that regulators intend to use a “light touch” as the industry matures, but the phrase only partially hits the mark. Read More

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