Following up on a June 2013 forum on mobile security, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced last week that it is seeking public comment to “expand the record on these issues with an eye towards [producing] a report.” As we previously reported, the FTC held a panel in June 2013 called “Mobile Security: Potential Threats and Solutions.” The FTC is now seeking further comment on fifteen specific questions that fall into four general categories:
- Secure Platform Design
- Secure Distribution Channels
- Secure Development Practices
- Security Lifecycle and Updates
All comments must be received by May 30, 2014. We will continue to track related developments, including any reports that may be issued by the FTC or the FTC staff.