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New Executive Order Seeks to Improve Security of Consumer Financial Transactions

The Obama Administration is taking new steps aimed at improving the security of consumer financial transactions.  Specifically recognizing that identity crimes, including credit card fraud, are a risk to U.S. economic activity, President Barack Obama issued an executive order on

Posted in Data Breach, Data Security, Regulations

EU Set to Strengthen Data Protection Laws

Businesses that operate in the European Union (EU) may soon face a new set of data protection regulations. High-level discussions about a proposal to consolidate all individual EU-member nations’ data protection regulations into a single EU law are set to

Posted in Data Breach, Data Security, Privacy, Regulations

Google Settles With FTC Over In-App Purchases Dispute

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is increasingly focused on the technology sector and is using its monitoring and enforcement powers to crack down on alleged consumer protection violations by big tech firms. Google reached a major settlement with the FTC

Posted in Privacy, Regulations

What is the Scope of the FTC’s Authority When it Comes to Data Security? Wyndham Asks Third Circuit to Consider

In early July, Wyndham Hotels asked the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to decide whether the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has the authority to oversee corporate data security. Although the FTC has brought dozens of actions against businesses for insufficient

Posted in Data Security, Regulations
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