FTC fines Path USD 800,000 over data collection

Saturday 2 February 2013 | 18:30 CET | News
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a settlement with social network Path over charges that the company collected user data improperly, the Washington Post reports. In February 2011, a developer noted that Path's iOS app collected contact information automatically on download to let users know if they have friends on the network, even before opting in to add friends. Path has agreed to pay USD 800,000 in fines and submit to privacy audits for the next 20 years. CEO Dave Morin apologised to users saying the company designed the feature in the wrong way. had The FTC faulted a

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Companies: Path
Countries: United States
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