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FTC sues identity protection service LifeLock again

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Identity protection service LifeLock said Tuesday it is prepared to go to court after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a fresh lawsuit alleging the company has failed to protect its users’ data and deceptively advertises its services.

LifeLock settled for US$12 million with the FTC and 35 attorneys general in 2010 for allegedly making false claims about what its service could protect consumers against.

The FTC filed a new lawsuit on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona that contends LifeLock hasn’t complied with the 2010 settlement, which also required it to protect users’ data better.

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