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The FTC has opened the new decade with a quiet revolution in their data security orders. Reasonableness, a touchstone of FTC data security, has disappeared from their newest orders. What replaces it does not put the FTC's cybersecurity program on much better footing.
The FTC’s cybersecurity enforcement program has faced increasing judicial scrutiny because of the inherent vagueness of the "reasonable" cybersecurity it seeks to require. Meanwhile, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has struggled to achieve robust private sector engagement. Linking these agencies’ programs and enforcement practices will help each solve the other’s problem.
The future of American semiconductor innovation—and the price of future smartphones—may hinge on what is happening in a San Jose courtroom. In the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, companies including Apple, Blackberry, Ericsson, Intel, LG, MediaTek, Huawei and Samsung have testified on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission’s application of traditional anti-trust concepts to rein in practices by Qualcomm that harm consumers, competition and innovation.
Chinese telecommunication company Huawei has filed a 39-page comment with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that the U.S. government has unfairly denied Huawei and other Chinese telecom companies equal access to American markets.
With Wyndham’s surrender to the FTC after a brutal court of appeals opinion, the last outpost of resistance to the FTC’s cybersecurity agenda is Mike Daugherty, CEO of LabMD. He joins us on the show this week.
Our guest for episode 93 is Rod Beckstrom, who started DHS’s National Cybersecurity Center and then headed ICANN.
Our guest for episode 90 is Charlie Savage, New York Times reporter, talking about Power Wars, his monumental new book on the law and politics of terrorism in the Obama (and Bush) administrations.