How has FTC Data Security Enforcement Changed?


15 Oct 2019

On a podcast with HealthcareInfoSecurity, Morrison & Foerster partner Julie O’Neill covered how Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforcement has recently evolved.  

In the wake of a federal appeals court ruling last year vacating the FTC enforcement action against cancer testing laboratory LabMD, Julie explained that “the FTC’s data security consent orders are becoming far more detailed and rigorous.”

“The FTC has taken the ruling to heart…and this year, has entered into a handful of consent orders that are much more specific about what companies need to do…to settle charges that they have had inadequate security measures in place,” Julie said. “The measures are not only stronger than they’ve been in the past, but more detailed.”

On the podcast, Julie also discussed other trends emerging from FTC data security and privacy cases, shared steps to take to help avoid enforcement action for violations of the FTC Act, and offered advice for staying informed about FTC enforcement action trends.



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