Scholarship Site Gives Info To Marketer, EPIC Tells FTC

By Zachary Zagger (December 13, 2013, 8:45 PM EST) -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint Thursday with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission alleging a college scholarship website is engaging in deceptive and unfair trade practices by transferring students' personal information to a business affiliate for marketing reasons.

EPIC filed the FTC complaint alleging LLC's website, designed to help college students find scholarships, is deceptively collecting and disclosing its student consumers' sensitive personal information. EPIC says that is transferring the student information to its business affiliate to use for general marketing purposes without disclosing this to the students and that is not using proper Internet security...

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