Cybersecurity and Data Privacy – The New Frontier: Season 2, Episode 5: The Federal Trade Commission and Its Role in Enforcing Data Security and Privacy

24 Min Listen By: ABA Business Law Section

In Episode 5, host Jordan L. Fischer, Esq. interviews Kirk Nahra, partner at WilmerHale and co-chair of the Big Data Practice and the Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice. Kirk and Jordan discuss the evolving role of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) in enforcing data security and privacy in the U.S. Kirk provides key insight into the background of the FTC and its use of “unfair or deceptive trade practices” to hold companies accountable for cyber and privacy practices. He further explains the challenges of leveraging the FTC as a de facto privacy regulator in the US, and how that could evolve going forward.  

For more information on Mr. Nahra, see To contact our host, Jordan L. Fischer, Esq., regarding this podcast or to inquire into becoming a guest, please contact Ms. Fischer at [email protected]


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