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Canadian Smart Lock Maker Settles FTC Data-Security Claims (2)

April 6, 2020, 5:09 PMUpdated: April 6, 2020, 9:41 PM

Tapplock Inc. settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that the company deceived consumers with its claim that internet-connected smart locks were “unbreakable,” the agency said.

The Canada-based company agreed to steps including outside audits of data security updates every two years, the FTC said in a statement.

The no-fault settlement shows how internet-connected devices need to include reasonable security measures. Companies should build protections into products, create a data-security culture and appoint a top official to oversee a comprehensive program, the FTC said in a blog post.

“The FTC has been very clear that it expects industry to view its orders...

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