FTC Warns Of Widespread Data Breaches

Tuesday Feb 23rd 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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Nearly 100 organizations received notification that files containing employee or customer data had been shared over P2P networks.

InformationWeek: Monday, the Federal Trade Commission sent nearly 100 organizations letters that read, "at least one computer file containing sensitive personal information from or about your customers and/or employees has been shared from your computer network, or the network of one of your service providers, to a peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) network."

Failing to protect such information may put the companies in violation of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, or other regulations enforced by the FTC.

While the FTC declined to name the organizations involved, it did say that they ranged in size from 8 employees to more than 10,000 employees.

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