Alert: Improper Toolbar Disclosures Considered Deceptive Practice by FTC

March 19, 2017 - 9:24pm In 2012, Upromise, Inc. settled allegations that it violated the FTC Act by offering its users a “TurboSaver Toolbar” – a software download which purportedly “highlighted and identified” partner companies in online search results – without accurately disclosing the scope of its personal data collection practices Specifically, the FTC alleged that extensive information was unknowingly collected from users and transmitted to the company, including the names of websites visited, links clicked, usernames, passwords, search terms, credit card information, expiration dates, security codes and SSN. According to the Commission, the Privacy Policy was also misleading and security protocols ineffective. In its Brought to you by Pace Lattin

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