Geoff Manne on T-Mobile’s data breach

Communications Daily – ICLE President Geoffrey Manne was quoted by Communications Daily in a piece about regulatory probes into a major data breach at antitrust legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate. You can read the full piece (behind a subscriber firewall) here.

International Center for Law & Economics President Geoffrey Manne thinks the FTC is more likely to act. The FTC “regularly imposes compliance plans in these situations even following remediation by the company,” he said: “It’s not necessarily an immediate process. They have to start an investigation, decide to file suit under FTC Act Section 5, and negotiate with the company. But almost always, if it gets that far, it results in a consent order with the company imposing a whole bunch of security requirements, as well as ongoing reporting” requirements.