FTC Is Looking Beyond Consumer Harm Post-Breach

Law360, New York (September 30, 2015, 10:16 AM EDT) -- Federal and state government agencies around the country have a mandate to challenge particular business practices that injure American consumers. With the growth of the information economy and the next high-profile criminal data breach seemingly never more than a news cycle away, many of these agencies, which include the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general's offices, have aggressively interpreted their mandates to confront a broad range of disparate practices that in their view may put consumer information, or the privacy of that information, at risk of compromise. But with concepts as amorphous as "risk" and "privacy" in play, just what injures consumers?...

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