Court Says FTC Can Sue Companies Over Compromised Consumer Data

April 14, 2014 – In The News
New Jersey Law Journal

Scott L. Vernick was quoted in the New Jersey Law Journal article, "Court Says FTC Can Sue Companies Over Compromised Consumer Data." Full text can be found in the April 14, 2014, issue, but a synopsis is noted below.

A federal court declared on Monday that the Federal Trade Commission has the authority to bring lawsuits against companies over data breaches that compromise consumers’ personal information.

The ruling means “the FTC is here to stay” and “we’re going to have to deal with them” in court on enforcement actions, says Scott L. Vernick, a noted privacy attorney.