The Federal Trade Commission today said it has reached a settlement with online gaming company RockYou relating to charges that it did not protect personal information.
Hackers accessed information of RockYou's 32 million users in 2009, according to an FTC statement. The FTC also alleges that RockYou violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule) by collecting information, such as birthdays, of about 179,000 children.
RockYou is required to pay a $250,000 civil penalty and implement a data security program, according to the proposed settlement.
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