FTC Charges That Security Flaws in RockYou Game Site Exposed 32 Million Email Addresses and Passwords
Originally published: March 27, 2012
Last updated: April 5, 2012 - 5:25am
The operator of a social game site has agreed to settle charges that, while touting its security features, it failed to protect the privacy of its users, allowing hackers to access the personal information of 32 million users.
The FTC charged that RockYou violated the COPPA Rule by:
- not spelling out its collection, use and disclosure policy for children's information;
- not obtaining verifiable parental consent before collecting children's personal information; and
- not maintaining reasonable procedures, such as encryption to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personal information collected from children.
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