Nov 022014
 
 November 2, 2014  Breaches, Business, Govt

Jedidiah Bracy writes:

It’s been a busy week for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

On Monday, the FCC announced its largest enforcement action to date by hitting TerraCom and its affiliate YourTel America with a $10 million fine for poor data security practices. That’s not chump change. Plus, the previous “largest enforcement action” for the agency only stood for seven months. In May, the FCC fined Sprint $7.5 million for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. And just last month, the FCC fined Verizon $7.4 million for unlawfully marketing to its customers without consent or proper notification of their privacy rights.

But that’s not all.

On Tuesday, the FCC announced it has joined the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), making it the second U.S. regulatory agency to join GPEN. That other agency? You guessed it, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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