- Apr 24, 2016
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sued education technology company Chegg after exposing the sensitive information of tens of millions of customers and employees in four data breaches suffered since 2017.
The agency's proposed order would require Chegg to shore up data security, implement multifactor authentication (MFA) to help users secure their accounts, limit collected and stored customer data, and allow customers to access and delete their data.
"Chegg took shortcuts with millions of students' sensitive information," said Samuel Levine, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, on Monday.
"Today's order requires the company to strengthen security safeguards, offer consumers an easy way to delete their data, and limit information collection on the front end. The Commission will continue to act aggressively to protect personal data."
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sued education technology company Chegg after it exposed the sensitive information of tens of millions of customers and employees in four data breaches suffered since 2017.