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FCC Continues String of Data Security Cases, Settling with Cox for $595,000

On November 5, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau announced a $595,000 settlement agreement with Cox Communications, Inc. to resolve an investigation into whether the company failed to properly protect its customers’ personal information when electronic data systems were breached in August 2014.  According to the FCC, Cox exposed the personal information of numerous customers and failed to report the breaches through the Commission’s established breach-reporting portal. This is the third FCC data security settlement this year.  In July, the FCC settled an investigation into TerraCom Inc. and YourTel America Inc.