FCC Data Security Powers Likely To See FTC-Like Challenges

Law360, New York (October 29, 2014, 10:24 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission last week added its name to the growing number of regulators intent on bringing enforcement actions over allegedly lax data security practices, but attorneys say the agency's efforts are likely to face corporate challenges similar to the ones plaguing the Federal Trade Commission.

On Friday, the FCC hit TerraCom Inc. and YourTel America Inc. with a $10 million fine for allegedly placing the personal data of up to 300,000 consumers at risk by storing Social Security numbers, names, addresses, driver's licenses and other sensitive customer information on unprotected Internet servers that "anyone in the world" could access....

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