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Federal Trade Commission privacy report doesn't call for a Do Not Track law targeting Web companies. Instead it takes aim at third-party "data brokers" like Lexis Nexis and Choicepoint.
Data broker failed to notice that a key monitoring tool was turned off for four months, allowing unauthorized access and exposing data of 13,750 people, the FTC says.
FTC is mailing forms to consumers who believe they were victims of identity theft.
Settlement with FTC over charges it broke consumer protection laws includes a record $10 million in civil penalties.
Earnings report shows the data broker took charges of $11.4 million to remedy the leaking of personal information.
Data broker says it has made changes to prevent private information from falling into the wrong hands.
Changes at the data broker to prevent Americans' personal data from getting into the wrong hands are taking longer than planned.
SEC filing raises questions about whether the security breach went beyond the 145,000 Americans notified.