FTC Recommends Greater Transparency, Better Recordkeeping and Further Streamlining of Mobile Security Practices

Mobile devices are “obvious targets for attack,” the FTC stated in a recent report analyzing device security and providing guidance. “Given the increased use, pervasiveness and capabilities of mobile devices, it is not surprising that the FTC focused on evaluating the efficacy of mobile security updates,” Covington partner Yaron Dori and associate Caitlin Meade told the Cybersecurity Law Report. This article highlights and explains the key lessons from the report discussing the difficulties in securing the data transmitted mobile devices and ways to improve security. See our two-part series, “Lessons and Trends From FTC’s 2017 Privacy and Data Security Update: Enforcement Actions (Part One of Two)” (Jan. 31, 2018); Part Two (Feb. 14, 2018).

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