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Will Privacy Enforcement Actions Impact “Reasonable” Security Measures Needed to Protect Trade Secrets?
In widely-publicized, contested privacy cases last year, the FTC advocated in favor of a high baseline for information security measures. Among the security practices attacked by the FTC as critical mistakes by companies suffering data breaches: Storing sensitive data in readable text; Any system that permits the use of easily-guessed passwords; Failure to use firewalls between internal systems, the corporate network and the Internet; Lack of adequate administrative security policies and procedures; Failure to adequately restrict third-party vendors from network and corporate servers; Failure to employ reasonable measures to detect and prevent unauthorized access; and, Failure to follow proper incident …
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