By Stacy Anderson and Gabriel M. Helmer.
We take our responsibility to protect the privacy and confidentiality of customer information very seriously. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal standards to store and secure information about you from unauthorized access, alteration and destruction. . . . From time to time, we enter into agreements with other companies to provide services to us or make products and services available to you. Under these agreements, the company may receive information about you but they must safeguard this information and they may not use it for any other purposes
While the case remains pending, it serves as a reminder from the FTC on the importance of not only taking reasonable steps to protect sensitive customer information, but also living up to customer assurances regarding information security.