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Daily Dashboard | FTC, DOJ fine background report provider $21M for deceiving consumers Related reading: US executive order will address brokers' sensitive data transfers to 'countries of concern'

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  • Background report provider MyLife and its CEO Jeffrey Tinsley will pay $21 million to settle Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission allegations the company deceived consumers with “teaser background reports” and difficult-to-cancel subscription programs.
  • Desjardins Group agreed to a $201 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit over a 2019 data breach affecting nearly 9.7 million Canadians, CBC News reports. Under the settlement, subject to approval by the Quebec Superior Court, current and former members and clients of the financial services firm would be eligible to receive a payment.
  • Telecommunications company Telstra was fined $2.5 million by the Australian Communications and Media Authorities for failing to protect nearly 50,000 customers’ unlisted phone numbers, the Guardian reports.
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