FTC empowered by US court of appeal to regulate cybersecurity
USA reinforce the corporate responsibilities for protecting confidential data. All the public administrations are moving together in 2015. The White House (eg NIST CS), the Financial institution regulators (eg FFIEC) and last September the FTC.
FTC has been empowered by the United States Court of Appeals.
It append in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. The precedent created then give the authority to the FTC to regulate the cybersecurity maturity of businesses under the existing laws.
This is a new step on controlling the companies practices to protect confidential information.
FTC is now part of the group of "official" organ to regulate cybersecurity.
Interesting to notice that it was a court decisions.
Lets think encore...