Another FTC Cyber Enforcement Case

Chegg

Another week, another enforcement action from the Federal Trade Commission to remind the rest of us what steps we should take to protect consumers’ personal data. This time the company going to the woodshed is Chegg, an education tech company that lumbered along for years with poor data protection practices. Chegg provides textbooks, study aides,…

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Bold FTC Action Against Drizly

drizly

Fascinating enforcement action from the Federal Trade Commission this week, which brought charges of poor cybersecurity practices against an online liquor store and its CEO personally — who will need to abide by the terms of the consent order even if he leaves the company and takes another job elsewhere! The company is Drizly.com, which…

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FTC Serves MoviePass Its Final Scene

moviepass

The folks behind MoviePass have agreed to settle charges with the Federal Trade Commission that the business worked to subvert customers’ ability to use the film subscription service and failed to protect personal data, in a messy case that’s quite the example of poor leadership and poor privacy compliance all rolled into one. For those…

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Zoom and FTC Enforcement to Come

Zoom

A few weeks ago the Federal Trade Commission took an enforcement action against Zoom Technologies for misleading statements Zoom made about the security of its videoconferencing services. The case wasn’t too exciting except for a dissenting statement from one of the Democratic FTC commissioners — which read like a foreshadowing of cybersecurity enforcement in the…

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