FTC OKs Settlement In Rent-To-Own Co. Software Spying Row

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday approved a final order settling charges that rent-to-own retailer Aaron's Inc. knowingly helped its franchisees install software on rent-to-own computers to spy on customers in their homes.

In a 4-0 vote, the FTC signed off on the final settlement order after taking public comment on the settlement, which was announced in October, to end the FTC's suit alleging Aaron's played a direct and vital role in its franchisees' use of the software — which surreptitiously tracked consumers' locations — to...
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