Recent Privacy and Data Security Developments

Covington, Patricia E. M.; Musselman, Meghan S.
February 2010
Business Lawyer;Feb2010, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p611
Academic Journal
The article discusses updates on the regulation and enforcement of privacy and data security in the U.S. It explores the President Barack Obama-proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CPFA). It explains the enforcement actions of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the FTC Act. It examines the model privacy notice forms, online advertising policies, and state laws on data theft, data accountability, and data breach. A court case is also cited concerning financial privacy issues.


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