With privacy and data security issues dominating headlines over the past year, the Federal Trade Commission – the Nation’s top privacy watchdog – has had its hands full. The FTC’s recently released 2018 “Privacy and Data Security Update” reflects this flurry of activity. The report provides an overview of the FTC’s significant 2018 privacy and data security enforcement actions as well as the other tools the agency uses to promote consumer privacy and data security. In summarizing its 2018 activity, the FTC provides insight into its 2019 priorities and its overall approach to consumer privacy and data security. In this alert, we discuss the highlights of the report and key takeaways.
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