Ashley Madison Action Shows Global Regs Can't Be Cheated

By Allison Grande (August 26, 2016, 5:08 PM EDT) -- Canadian and Australian data protection regulators recently came down hard on infidelity site Ashley Madison for having inadequate security safeguards in place at the time of a hack that exposed 37 million members' data, demonstrating the growing willingness of regulators outside the U.S. and European Union to bring down the hammer on companies that ignore data security risks.

Since Ashley Madison, which is owned by Avid Life Media, revealed last July that hackers had obtained and publicly released profile information and email addresses of about 37 million users, the company has faced intense backlash, including hundreds of lawsuits lodged by irate...

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