The U.S. Federal Trade Commission reached settlements with two companies over alleged data violations. The FTC said in a complaint against i-Dressup.com that the company did not abide by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, as it failed to obtain parental consent before it gathered the data of kids under the age of 13. In a separate incident, the FTC alleged ClixSense.com did not have the proper security measures in place after hackers had compromised the company’s networks. Both companies are required to revamp their practices as a part of the settlements. Meanwhile, Intel Associate General Counsel and Global Privacy Officer David Hoffman, CIPP/US, said the FTC needs more authority to rein in data brokers’ activities.
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