FCC Expands Data Security Enforcement With Cox Action

Law360, New York (November 16, 2015, 10:43 AM EST) -- The Federal Communications Commission recently reached a settlement with Cox Communications Inc. regarding a 2014 data security breach that allegedly exposed the personal information of at least 54 current customers and seven former customers. The settlement requires Cox to pay $595,000 and undertake enhancements to its data security compliance program.

The FCC’s action against Cox is its first data security enforcement action involving a cable operator as well as its first action involving a hacking incident. Representing the FCC’s third data security settlement in 2015, the Cox action signals that the agency’s presence will continue to grow in a crowded field...

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