On August 24, 2015, the Third Circuit held, in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, No. 14-3514, that the FTC can initiate investigations and enforcement actions pertaining to cybersecurity policies and procedures as “unfair” acts or practices under Section 5 of the FTC Act. Because the FTC has not yet promulgated formal regulations governing data security and privacy, but rather regulates by consent decree, it is critical for companies with a significant online presence to understand the FTC’s current views and approaches toward data privacy and security. During this webinar, we will provide background on the FTC’s central role in regulating data privacy and security, and then review recent relevant FTC enforcement decisions. We will also provide our legal assessment of the current risk environment. Finally, we will discuss the activities of other federal agencies, including the CFPB, with respect to privacy and data security. 

DATE and Time

Thursday, September 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

MODERATOR

Alan S. Kaplinsky, Practice Leader
Ballard Spahr Consumer Financial Services Group  

Speakers

Daniel JT McKenna, Practice Group Leader
Privacy and Data Security Group

Odia Kagan, Of Counsel
Privacy and Data Security Group

Kevin D. Leitão, Of Counsel
Privacy and Data Security Group

This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and members of the consumer financial services industry. This program is not eligible for continuing education credits. Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants approximately 24 hours before the webinar.

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Lisa M. Prickril at prickrill@ballardspahr.com.


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Privacy and Data Security

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