FTC Signals That It Will Enforce Statements Of GDPR Compliance

Author:Mr Jonathan E. Meyer
Profession:Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
 
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Just as companies may be catching their breath after sprinting to get ready for GDPR in time for its recent implementation date, the FTC has now entered the enforcement fray. It has stated that, where companies are choosing to apply GDPR protections to American consumers, the FTC may enforce any failures to abide by those commitments. What does this mean for US companies? As many implemented compliance with GDPR, a number of companies stated publicly that they would be providing some -or all- of the same protections to their other customers. It made sense for the companies - once they were reconfiguring their policies and systems to meet the GDPR requirements for European customers, why not offer the same protections to individuals outside the EU? It was...

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