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The Gathering Data Security Storm: Is the Government Helping?

April 24, 2014

Executive Summary

Major hacking attacks and data breaches are daily news, undermining consumer confidence. Retailers and manufacturers want to offer interconnected and personalized services across media, but they are in an arms race against worldwide criminals who seek to capitalize on this treasure trove of personal information. The FTC and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are attempting to punish victims of such data breaches in an effort to enforce reasonable standards of security, but are they helping or hindering the effort? Legal experts from AT&T, Crowell & Moring LLP, and PayPal discussed the challenges and most effective strategies of companies in effort to secure consumer data.

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“The Gathering Data Security Storm: Is the Government Helping?” Bruce Byrd, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at AT&T Services, Inc.; Christopher Cole, Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP; Smitha Mortis, Legal Counsel at PayPal, Inc. ANA Advertising Law and Public Policy Conference, 4/24/14.

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