FTC Cracking Down on File Sharing

A recent news story in the Washington Post revealed that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has uncovered widespread data breaches at companies, schools and local governments whose members are swapping music, software and movie files over the Internet.

It sent nearly 100 letters to organizations where information on customers and employees, including health and financial data and Social Security and driver’s license numbers leaked through peer-to-peer Web services. It warned that the security breaches could lead to identity theft or fraud, and it recommended that the groups review their policies and inform the affected individuals.

Read the full story here.

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