Whether it means taking a prominent role shaping data security for the Internet of Things, or addressing high profile breaches, the FTC has adopted an active position in policing data privacy and security. And, as data becomes increasingly digital in its form and protections, data security is of paramount importance for all types of intelligence—whether financial, medical, or otherwise sensitive. The Commission’s emphasis on these areas has not slowed, even as the composition of the Bureau of Consumer Protection changes under a new administration. The FTC’s actions over the past year reflect that Commission’s continued emphasis on data privacy and its recent data privacy settlements have provided companies with a trail of breadcrumbs from which they can extract lessons learned and help avoid potential FTC scrutiny.
Stephen Chuk is a senior counsel in Proskauer’s Antitrust and Sports Groups. He advises companies in complex multidistrict litigation, cartel cases, and compliance matters. Stephen also counsels individuals and corporate clients facing criminal and regulatory investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general.
Stephen has extensive experience advising on antitrust matters involving alleged claims of price fixing, monopolization, group boycott, and bid rigging across a wide range of industries, including fintech, sports, agriculture, and health care. In addition, he advises on consumer protection matters involving marketing practices and false advertising.