The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently sued RagingWire Data Centers, Inc., a Nevada data storage services company based on allegations that it misled consumers about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. According to the FTC, “The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework establishes a process to allow companies to transfer consumer data from European Union countries to the United States in compliance with EU law. The Department of Commerce administers the framework, while the FTC enforces the promises companies make when joining the program.”

In its privacy policy, the company claimed that it participated in the Privacy Shield framework and complied with the program’s requirements, even though its certification lapsed in January of 2018. Despite being warned to either remove the statement or re-certify, the company failed to do so for nearly ten months. The FTC also alleges three additional violations.

In a time where nearly everything we do is online, privacy concerns will continue to be of paramount importance.

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