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FTC Announces Campaign to Help Businesses Strengthen Cyber Defenses

The Federal Trade Commission has recently announced plans to launch a national education campaign to assist small businesses strengthen their cyber defenses and protect sensitive data that they store.As outlined in a new Staff Perspective report, the FTC will develop and distribute reader-friendly educational materials with information about cybersecurity that

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FTC Approves Settlement with Lenovo over Advertising Software Privacy Allegations

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it has approved a settlement with Lenovo regarding the company's alleged, widely-publicized practice of pre-installing an advertising software program on some laptops that caused security vulnerabilities.The settlement terms include prohibitions regarding the misrepresentation of any features of pre-installed software that would "inject advertising

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FTC’s Data-Breach “Unfairness” Standard

 The FTC has showed no signs of slowing down when it comes to data breach investigations and enforcement actions. In doing so, the Commission utilizes concepts of “unfairness” and “deception.”Companies that tell consumers they will safeguard their personal information are forced to live up to those representations.To establish that a

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U.S. Federal Trade Commission Investigating the Equifax Data Breach

Last month, reports surfaced that Equifax, Inc., one of the nation’s leading credit reporting services, was the subject of a historic cyberattack that compromised the security of financial and other personal information of more than 143 million U.S. consumers.  The data breach involved names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses,

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