As a result of a data breach, the finalized settlement bans Twitter from misleading its customers about the level of protection, security and confidentiality of non-public user information. The hackers, who breached Twitter a couple of times between January and May of 2009, were able to gain administrative control and access to sensitive information, such as non-public user information, private messages and the ability to send out phony messages from any account.
As a part of the settlement, Twitter must establish and maintain a comprehensive security solution which will be assessed every other year for 10 years. Plus, if Twitter violates the settlement, they could face up to $16,000 per incident from the FTC.
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