Tuesday, February 7, 2017
VIZIO: We're Now Setting The Standard For Privacy Practices
Irvine-based VIZIO said Monday that it is now working forward to set the "standard for best industry privacy practices", after an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, where it paid $2.2M to settle charges it was collecting consumer information without permission. According to VIZIO, even before the agreement, it had been addressing the concerns by updating online and onscreen disclosures related to the automated collection of information about content viewed on its smart televisions. VIZIO said the resolution concludes all pending government investigations into its privacy practices.