FTC Signals Tougher Stance on Mobile Privacy Protection

Editor’s Note: the Federal Trade Commission report,┬áMobile Security Updates: Understanding the Issues, is available here. (pdf)

From: E-Commerce Times

By John K. Higgins


“Consumers use their mobile devices for a wide range of activities and want to have confidence that when they use them they will be secure,” said Tom Pahl, acting director of the commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

“Our report found, however, significant differences in how the industry deploys security updates and that more needs to be done to make it easier for consumers to ensure their devices are secure,” he added.

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