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Moving Beyond “Reasonable”: Clarifying The Ftc’S Use Of Its Unfairness Authority In Data Security Enforcement Actions, Timothy E. Deal Apr 2016

Moving Beyond “Reasonable”: Clarifying The Ftc’S Use Of Its Unfairness Authority In Data Security Enforcement Actions, Timothy E. Deal

Fordham Law Review

Data security breaches, which compromise private consumer information, seem to be an ever-increasing threat. To stem this tide, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has relied upon its authority to enforce the prohibition against unfair business practices under section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (“section 5”) to hold companies accountable when they fail to employ data security measures that could prevent breaches. Specifically, the FTC brings enforcement actions when it finds that companies have failed to implement “reasonable” data security measures. However, companies and scholars argue that the FTC has not provided adequate notice of which data security practices …


Just What The Doctor Ordered: Protecting Privacy Without Impeding Development Of Digital Pills, Amelia R. Montgomery Jan 2016

Just What The Doctor Ordered: Protecting Privacy Without Impeding Development Of Digital Pills, Amelia R. Montgomery

Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law

Using technology, humans are receiving more and more information about the world around them via the Internet of Things, and the next area of connection will be the inside of the human body. Several forms of "digital pills" that send information from places like the human digestive tract or bloodstream are being developed, with a few already in use. These pills could stand to provide information that could drastically improve the lives of many people, but they also have privacy and data security implications that could put consumers at great risk. This Note analyzes these risks and suggests that short-term …