George Washington University Law School
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law; Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society
July 27, 2015
14 Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Security Law Report 1353 (2015)
There is widespread consensus about the problems with passwords. Better alternative authentication techniques exist, such as two factor authentication, yet organizations have been slow to move to these alternatives. In this essay we argue that in certain circumstances, the FTC should start requiring better methods of authentication than passwords alone. We explore the foundation in current FTC jurisprudence for such action, and suggest how the FTC should start making the push toward improved authentication.