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Blackbaud settles with FTC after that IT breach exposed millions of people’s info

February 2, 2024

Blackbaud, which had data on millions of people stolen from it by one or more crooks, has promised to shore up its IT defenses in a proposed deal with the FTC.

In announcing the draft settlement, the US watchdog’s boss Lina Khan, Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter, and Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya blasted Blackbaud – a cloud software provider for schools, charities, and other orgs – for its “unfair and deceptive data security practices” in a statement [PDF].

“The FTC charges that Blackbaud’s reckless data retention practices rendered its security failures much more costly: by hoarding reams of data that it did not reasonably need, Blackbaud’s breach exposed far more data,” they said.

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