FTC Announces Weekly Blog on Reasonable Data Security Practices
On July 21, the FTC announced a new initiative as part of ongoing efforts to provide guidance to businesses on protecting and securing consumer data. Each Friday, the FTC will post a new blog that will build on the FTC’s Start with Security principles, and will showcase hypothetical examples using material from closed investigations, FTC law enforcement actions, and questions from businesses. The first blog post, “Stick with Security: Insights into FTC Investigations,” highlights practical approaches for businesses to take in securing consumer data based on examples gleaned from FTC complaints and orders. The post also examines emerging themes from closed FTC data security investigations that did not necessarily result in FTC law enforcement.