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FTC Finalizes Settlements with Businesses that Exposed Consumers Sensitive Information by Installing Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Software on Corporate Computer Systems

October 26th 2012 in Uncategorized

“Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has accepted as final settlements with two operations it charged with illegally exposing the sensitive personal information of thousands of consumers by allowing peer-to-peer file-sharing software to be installed on their corporate computer systems.  Settlements with Utah-based debt collector EPN, Inc., and Georgia auto dealer Franklin Budget Car Sales, Inc., will bar misrepresentations about the privacy, security, confidentiality, and integrity of any personal information collected from consumers.  Both companies also must establish and maintain comprehensive information security programs.”

Source: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/10/franklinepn.shtm

 

Franklin’s Budget Car Sales, Inc Complaint and Decision and Order
http://www.ftc.gov/os/caselist/1023094/121026franklinautomallcmpt.pdf
http://www.ftc.gov/os/caselist/1023094/121026franklinautomalldo.pdf

Checknet, Inc. Complaint and Decision and Order
http://www.ftc.gov/os/caselist/1123143/121026epncmpt.pdf
http://www.ftc.gov/os/caselist/1123143/121026epndo.pdf


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