A Brief Analysis Of The Case. —Twitter-V-Compete. . . .

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A Brief Analysis of the case —Twitter-v-Compete From : Bai Xuechun Class Number : 2014215112 Student ID: 2014213196 QM ID : 140921931 Word Count : 1712 1.0 Introduction With the development of technology, the Internet in our daily life is playing a more and more important role. Along with it come the information and privacy problems. In this case, twitter and compete are both successful companies which collect data from consumers and protect the information security. However, FTC states that they did not use reasonable and appropriate security measures to honor the privacy choices exercised by users. [1] 2.0 Analysis the facts of Twitter and Compete company From the Section 5 of FTC, we could see that: Section…show more content…
[3] Hence, by the Section 5 of FTC, the representation is false and misleading. (2) It uses reasonable and appropriate security measures to honor the privacy choices exercised by users.[4]However, from the facts of (1), we can get that Twitter didn’t do that. By the Section 5 of FTC, the representation is false and misleading. 2.2 Compete Compete is a market research company that collects data from consumers so that it can, among other things, develop and sell analytical reports about consumer behavior on the Internet. However, there are some facts violate the FTC act. (1) Compete alleges that it its products would collect and transmit information about the websites consumers visited. However, it failed to disclose that its products would also collect and transmit much more extensive information about the Internet behavior that occurs on consumers’ computers, and information consumers provided in secure sessions when interacting with third-party websites. [5] Hence, by the Section 5 of FTC, the representation is a deceptive act or practice. (2) Compete alleges that it stripped all personal information out of the data it collected before transmitting it from consumers’ computers. However, the consumer-side filters were too narrow and improperly structured to effectively scrub personal data before transmission to Compete’s servers.[6] Hence, by the

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