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Ashley Madison Pact Spotlights Cross-Border Enforcement

Law360, New York (December 15, 2016, 4:17 PM EST) -- A $1.6 million settlement the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general recently reached with infidelity site Ashley Madison over its massive 2015 data breach highlights increased collaboration between privacy regulators in the U.S. and abroad, as well as the increasingly costly nonmonetary consequences of failing to make data security a top priority.

The FTC with attorneys general from New York, Vermont, Maryland, 10 other states and Washington, D.C., revealed the settlement with Ashley Madison parent company Ruby Corp. and two other related entities Wednesday, which...
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