Five companies, including DCR Workforce, Inc.; Thru, Inc.; LotaData, Inc.; and 214 Technologies, Inc., have reached settlements with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over allegations that they falsely claimed certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. Each of the companies claimed in statements on their websites that they were certified under the framework. The FTC alleges that, while 214 Technologies, Thru, LotaData and DCR Workforce each submitted applications under the Privacy Shield, all four companies failed to complete the necessary steps to obtain certification from the Department of Commerce. In addition, EmpiriStat, Inc., has been accused of falsely claiming it was a current participant in the Privacy Shield after allowing its certification to lapse in 2018.

 

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