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Software Company To Pay $100,000 for Breach

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

September 17, 2010

New York's Attorney General has reached a settlement with the manufacturer of software that allows parents to monitor their children's activity on the Web, following a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission last year that the company was collecting and selling data about the children being monitored, MediaPost reports. The $100,000 settlement, reached by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and EchoMetrix, requires that the company also refrain from analyzing or sharing any of the data it has access to, the report states. The complaint followed the company's launch of "Pulse" software, which enabled data mining of teens' Web activities both for parents and for marketing purposes. The company no longer offers the product.
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