FTC takes on toothless encryption claims for dental practice software

On January 5, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a data security proposed settlement.  When a company promises to encrypt dentists’ patient data, but fails to live up to established standards, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the FTC would bristle. A $250,000 proposed settlement with Henry Schein Practice Solutions, Inc.. Schein sells … Continue reading FTC takes on toothless encryption claims for dental practice software

Oracle Agrees to Settle FTC Charges It Deceived Consumers About Java Software Updates

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Oracle has agreed to settle FTC charges that it deceived consumers about the security provided by updates to its Java Platform, Standard Edition software (Java SE), which is installed on more than 850 million personal computers. Under the terms of a proposed consent order, Oracle will be required … Continue reading Oracle Agrees to Settle FTC Charges It Deceived Consumers About Java Software Updates

FTC’s $100 million settlement with LifeLock

Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released the following: The law may not authorize the use of light sabers, but to protect consumers and ensure that companies comply with existing orders, the FTC will use the forces within its power. It’s a lock that the agency’s $100 million settlement with LifeLock – one of the … Continue reading FTC’s $100 million settlement with LifeLock

FTC Can Regulate Cybersecurity

August 24, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has issued a ruling in the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) favor in FTC v Wyndham 3d Cir (08/24/2015) (PDF) against organizations that employ poor IT security practices. The ruling was part of a lawsuit between the FTC and hotel chain Wyndham. This court decision affirms … Continue reading FTC Can Regulate Cybersecurity