The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced it has reached a settlement with background-screening company SecurTest over allegations it falsely claimed to have participated in both the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield agreements. The FTC’s complaint states SecurTest said on its website it participated in both agreements; however, the company never completed the process to be certified under the frameworks. SecurTest is prohibited from misrepresenting its participation in any government-sponsored privacy and security program as part of the settlement. The FTC also sent 13 companies warning letters over false claims of participation in the U.S-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor frameworks.
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