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Jun 28

Federal Online Data Security Regulation: Where Are We Going?

Over the past decade, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the federal government’s primary consumer protection agency, has pursued and settled over 50 enforcement actions against companies that it deemed to have “inadequate” data security practices. Some see these actions as amounting to informal regulation of data security. FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen will discuss the agency’s data enforcement program to date and assess possible future developments, including the growing international ramifications of data security regulation. Two leading experts on consumer protection policy will then comment on the Commissioner’s remarks.

More About the Speakers

Keynote Address by
The Honorable Maureen K. Ohlhausen
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Followed by panel discussion with
William MacLeod
President-Elect, American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, and former Director, FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection

James Cooper
Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University, and former Acting Director, FTC’s Office of Policy Planning

Hosted By

Alden  Abbott Alden Abbott

Deputy Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and the John, Barbara, and Victoria Rumpel Senior Legal Fellow Read More