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FTC Files Complaint Against D-Link, Alleging Failure to Take Reasonable Measures to Secure Routers and Internet Cameras

By Mary Ellen CallahanPeter H. Hanna and Amit B. Patel

New-Update-IconOn January 5, 2017, in one of its first acts in the new year, the FTC filed a complaint in the Northern District of California against Taiwanese manufacturer D-Link Corp. and its US subsidiary (together, D-Link), alleging that D-Link overstated the security of its routers and internet-connected cameras and, at the same time, failed to take reasonable steps to secure those devices from unauthorized access. The lawsuit against D-Link signals the FTC’s continued commitment to police data privacy and security in the fast-developing “Internet of Things” (IoT) space, particularly when a company’s internet-connected product and security designs depart from established best practices.

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