Join IT privacy and security attorney Tatiana Melnik as she dives into the implications for business storing personal customer information as FTC enforcement becomes increasingly stringent.
Title: Is the FTC Coming After Your Company Next? Court Confirms that the FTC Has to Punish Companies for Poor Cyber Security Practices
When: Tuesday, April 29th, 2pm ET
Description: Businesses that collect or use consumer information – including social security or credit card numbers, protected health information, and other sensitive data – are responsible for implementing cyber security measures to safeguard it and live up to the promises made. Those who fail to protect personal information, be it by forgetting to properly update the sharepoint web parts on your system or otherwise, are subject to actions from both state and federal authorities, as well as lawsuits from individuals. Most recently, the FTC, with its broad authority to pursue action against any business engaging in interstate commerce, is stepping up its investigation and enforcement activities in 2014 across many industries including healthcare, hospitality, and mobile applications. What does this enforcement environment mean for businesses that are increasingly handling personal digital information in terms of liabilities and information assurance strategies?