Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement

Cite this Article
Alden Abbott, Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement, Truth on the Market (September 11, 2014),

Recently I highlighted problems with the FTC’s enforcement actions targeting companies’ data security protection policies, and recommended that the FTC adopt a cost-benefit approach to regulation in this area.  Yesterday the Heritage Foundation released a more detailed paper by me on this topic, replete with recommendations for new FTC guidance and specific reforms aimed at maintaining appropriate FTC oversight while reducing excessive burdens.  Happy reading!