Data Privacy And Protection Efforts Start With A Company Policy, But Don’t End There

If your company has a data privacy policy in place, make sure you live up to its provisions. Failure to do so makes it more likely that the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) will pursue an enforcement action against the company for engaging in a “deceptive practice” under Section 5 of the FTC Act.

What can you do to prevent this from happening? A recent article, referencing an FTC enforcement action, suggests the following:

• Conduct risk assessments

• Use “reasonable methods” to prevent/detect unauthorized access to personal information

• Train employees

• Employ proper response measures

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