The FTC recently issued a paper outlining key takeaways from its December 2017 workshop examining injuries consumers may suffer from privacy and data security incidents.
The paper indicates that the FTC convened the workshop to better understand consumer injury for the following two purposes:
- To allow the FTC to effectively weigh the benefits of governmental intervention against its costs when making policy determinations
- To identify acts or practices that “cause or are likely to cause substantial injury” for purposes of bringing an enforcement action under the FTC Act for an “unfair” act or practice
The paper discusses the examples of informational injuries given by participants. … Continue Reading