FTC Debates Cybersecurity Injury Standard

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is engaged in an internal struggle over how it should assess the effect on consumers when businesses fail to provide proper e-commerce security. The outcome of the debate, which surfaced last month, will have a significant impact on the commission’s ability to initiate cybersecurity violation cases. Depending on the outcome, in fact, the legal issue could spill over to federal courts or even Congress for resolution.

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