FTC Enforcement Action for Deficient Security Practices

The FTC has settled a charge against Nationwide Mortgage Group, Inc., a mortgage company, for failing to comply with the security requirements under the Gramm Leach Bliley Act. FTC enforcement actions for poor security practices are relatively rare, so this…

My Reactions to Seeing My Credit Report

Yesterday I got my three free credit reports from annualcreditreport.com. At my other blog, I wrote about my experiences downloading the reports. I spent last night poring through them, reliving old memories of credit cards I’ve used and abused over…

More on TRUSTe’s Seal Revocation

A follow up article to my previous post on TRUSTe. It looks like the problem will be solved soon by the licensee paying some money for additional employee training. This reinforces the question: just how much value is a TRUSTe…

Is TRUSTe Irrelevant?

TRUSTe pulled its logo from some websites for breaking its rules for the first time in 2 years. The article focuses on TRUSTe’s refusal to specify the rules violation, but this seems to miss the point, and widely. In 1999…