FTC

Federal court agrees with FTC ruling that Amazon is liable for unauthorized in-app purchases

In an unsurprising ruling, a U.S. District Court agreed with the Federal Trade Commission that Amazon is liable for unauthorized in-app purchases, mostly by children.  The FTC estimated that more than 40% of these purchases were not authorized.  In-app purchases include game currency, game unlocks and other subscription items. At issue was Amazon's lack of sufficient [...]

By |2017-11-18T15:32:41-05:00April 29th, 2016|Amazon, Apple, FTC, Google|0 Comments

You can’t make this up: FTC wants to know whether assessors are helping clients achieve PCI-DSS compliance

The FTC has questions about how PCI-DSS Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) conduct their audits and recently ordered itself to study the issue. Merchants and service providers whose processing volume exceeds established volume thresholds are required to use a QSA to assess PCI compliance.  The FTC wants to know (among other things) whether QSAs are allowing clients to remedy potential PCI issues before their [...]

By |2017-11-18T15:32:42-05:00March 11th, 2016|CFPB, data security, FTC, PCI-DSS|0 Comments