Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

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Tag Archives: data security

Court Dismisses FTC’s Unfairness Claims Against D-Link

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management
Earlier this month, the Northern District of California dismissed FTC’s unfairness claims against D-Link, a manufacturer of routers and IP cameras, while allowing most of FTC’s claims rooted in deception to survive, suggesting that traditional false advertising actions may be FTC’s most effective means of addressing suspect data security practices. Further, the Northern District of… Continue Reading

FTC Data Security Authority Confirmed

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, Privacy & Data Protection
The Third Circuit’s Monday decision in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide confirmed the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) statutory authority to pursue enforcement actions for allegedly “unfair” data security practices under Section 5 of the FTC Act. Many believe that the decision will embolden the FTC to continue aggressively regulating what it considers to be unreasonable data security… Continue Reading