The FTC’s “Start With Security” Initiative: Where To Start?

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The Federal Trade Commission recently announced new guidance on data security as part of an expansion of its efforts to help businesses protect consumers’ information. The “Start With Security” initiative is a result of the lessons learned from the 53 data security cases brought by the FTC over the last few years, and will include conferences around the country to help educate small- and medium- sized businesses in various industries. Events are currently scheduled for San Francisco, California on September 9 and Austin, Texas on November 5. The goal, as stated by the FTC’s Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection Jessica Rich, is to promote good data security practices and help companies avoid risks to consumer data in the first place.

This webinar will address a few of the questions raised by this new initiative – in particular, why the Commission is doing this road show and what the key components of the conferences will be (e.g., general privacy by design principles; app security; internet of things security; etc.); and how one might be able to evaluate the trends in terms of data security enforcement.

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Start: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 1:00pm

End: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 2:00pm


*** NOTE ALL WEBINARS ARE EASTERN TIME ***



Speaker(s)

Lesley Fair
Senior Attorney, Bureau of Consumer Protection
Federal Trade Commission

John Feldman
Partner
Reed Smith LLP