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Online Purchasing Platform Runs Afoul of Data Breach Laws, Gets Reprimand

E-commerce company Aptos Inc. is facing legal action on two fronts as a result of not only its alleged failure to comply with state data security and breach notification laws, but also for giving bad advice about those laws to its clients in the wake of a data breach that compromised personal information of some of its clients’ online retail customers.

This article explores the details of the data breach and the Federal Trade Commission’s recommendations on how to secure systems, fix a breach and notify involved parties.