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Apr 13, 2015

FTC Business Blog - April 7, 2015: Reducing the risk: 7 steps for securing sensitive debt data

Bureau of Consumer Protection Business Center Blog Updates from the Federal Trade Commission

By Lesley Fair

Like juggling chain saws or using a Ming vase as a sippy cup, some things are just too risky to be reasonable. Here’s one to add to that list: posting unencrypted financial information about 55,000 consumers on a website available to anyone with an internet connection. Two FTC settlements with debt brokers – and a 7-step brochure for industry members – offer advice on keeping sensitive information secure.

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