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FTC settles charges with companies that misrepresented international privacy program

April 17, 2017 |
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The Federal Trade Commission has settled with three companies which deceived consumers by misrepresenting their participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross-Border Privacy Rules system, an international privacy agreement for data transfers with APEC member economies.

“Under the terms of the settlements with the FTC, the three companies are prohibited from misrepresenting their participation, membership, or certification in any privacy or security program sponsored by the government or self-regulatory or standard-setting organization,” the FTC said in a statement on...

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