FTC's Lenovo Settlement Puts Spotlight on Third-Party 'Man in the Middle' Software

, The National Law Journal


With its third data security-related settlement in as many weeks, the Federal Trade Commission laid blame Tuesday on a "man in the middle"—a software program, designed to interfere with how browsers interact with websites, that left sensitive consumer information vulnerable. The FTC joined with 32 state attorneys general—including California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut—in faulting Lenovo Inc., a leading computer manufacturer.

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