Lessons and Trends From FTC's 2017 Privacy and Data Security Update: Enforcement Actions 

In the beginning of 2018, the FTC recapped its 2017 enforcement actions, workshops and other guidance, and provided information on best privacy and data security measures for companies, big and small. It addressed issues such as IoT devices, payment systems, artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies. In the first part of our two-part series, we examined 2017 enforcement highlights and steps companies can take to comply with applicable laws and steer clear of the FTC’s reach. In the second article, legal and technical experts distilled valuable lessons from the agency’s 2017 workshops and guidance and discussed what to expect from the FTC in 2018. See also “FTC Priorities for 2017 and Beyond” (Jan. 11, 2017).

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