A new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report, ''Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues,'' warns that certain uses of big data consisting of consumer information may implicate various federal consumer protection laws. In the report, the FTC puts companies on notice that it intends ''to monitor areas where big data practices could violate existing laws'' and ''bring enforcement actions where appropriate.''

In this webinar, we will help companies understand the legal risks of providing or using big data and prepare for closer scrutiny of their big data practices.


  • Types of big data and uses
  • Federal consumer protection laws potentially implicated
  • Regulators that might target big data practices
  • Enforcement activity involving big data
  • Use of compliance reviews

DATE and Time

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET


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


John L. Culhane, Jr.
Consumer Financial Services Group 

Christopher J. Willis
Consumer Financial Services Group

Odia Kagan
Privacy and Data Security Group

This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients interested in the legal risks of providing or using big data. There is no cost to attend. 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. For more information, contact Eva M. D'Ignazio at dignazioe@ballardspahr.com.