Oracle Case Expands Pool Of Potential Data Security Defendants

Law360, New York (January 14, 2016, 10:21 AM EST) -- Heather Sussman

Michelle Visser On Dec. 21, 2015, Oracle Corp. reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that it allegedly deceived customers regarding the security provided by updates to its Java Platform, Standard Edition software. The proposed consent order requires Oracle to provide information about older versions of Java SE on consumers’ computers and to give consumers the ability to easily uninstall older versions of Java SE.

The action is significant because it represents a growing trend in which public and private...
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