Amazon Unfair Practice Case May Affect Data Breach Cases

Law360, New York (July 1, 2016, 11:33 AM EDT) -- Doug Meal

David Cohen

Joseph Cleemann Since the outset of its controversial foray into the data security space, the Federal Trade Commission has cited its statutory power to seek injunctive relief as a basis for bringing actions against companies that, in the FTC’s view, violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by allegedly failing to maintain reasonable and appropriate data security practices. But a recent decision outside the data security context from the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Federal Trade Commission v. Amazon.com Inc.,[1] has the potential to undermine this claim of authority in data breach...

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