Law360 Quotes Partner Alysa Zeltzer Hutnik on the FTC’s Pursuit of Privacy Enforcement

Partner Alysa Zeltzer Hutnik was quoted in the Law360 article FTC Ratches Privacy Enforcement, With No Slowdown In Sight.” The article discusses how the Federal Trade Commission spent the first half of 2014 aggressively pursuing companies such as Snapchat Inc. and Fandango LLC over allegedly misleading privacy promises and lax data security, and how attorneys expect the regulator to continue to put pressure on companies to secure and protect the consumer data they hold. Ms. Hutnik noted that two of the commission’s major themes in privacy enforcement so far this year have been flawed notice and consent and faulty data security by design. These cases are a good reminder in how privacy and security by design reviews in the initial stages of development, before going to market, and in connection with product updates, can materially reduce a company’s risk of FTC enforcement,” she explained.