Taylor Discusses FTC Role in Cybersecurity Debate


Charlotte Senior Counsel Todd Taylor was quoted in FedScoop on September 16.  The article “The FTC’s expanding cybersecurity influence,” addresses the FTC’s growing role in the national cybersecurity debate.  FTC efforts include work to expand its authorities under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, and also punitive enforcement actions targeting companies that have failed to take appropriate measures to protect consumer information.

“The Wyndham ruling will likely embolden the FTC to more aggressively go after retailers that have experienced data breaches,” Taylor said. “Whether they will do so in the case of Home Depot, Target or others remains to be seen.”

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