Burning Down The House – The Wyndham Decision Allows The FTC To Sue Businesses For Getting Hacked

Avery Dial and Rory Eric Jurman of Fowler White Burnett, P.A., write:

As it is commonly understood, the Great Fire of London spawned two fixtures of the modern world: advancements in firefighting and property insurance.  The risk of fire was seen as a threat to society as a whole and mechanisms to mitigate that risk were naturally born.  Now, the world has ubiquitous measures to minimize the risk of fire.  However, in the modern era, we are facing a new fire: data breaches.  In the words of the Talking Heads “[h]old tight, we’re in for nasty weather.“

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