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FTC Settles Charges Against Two Companies

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

May 4, 2011

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled charges against two companies that allegedly failed to protect sensitive data about their business customers--despite claims to the contrary--in violation of federal law. According to an FTC press release, Ceridian Corporation and Lookout Services, Inc., have agreed to the settlement, which will require the companies to "implement a comprehensive information security program" and obtain biennial security audits for the next 20 years. The consent agreements will be subject to public comment through June 2.
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