FTC Slams Avast with $16.5 Million Fine for Selling Users Browsing Data

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of the United States has fined antivirus company Avast $16.5 million for allegedly selling customers’ browser information to marketers while falsely advertising that its products would prevent internet monitoring.

Furthermore, the business is not permitted to sell or license any web browsing data for commercial use. Additionally, it must inform users whose browsing information was sold to unaffiliated third parties.

Avast “unfairly collected consumers’ browsing information through the company’s browser extensions and antivirus software, stored it indefinitely, and sold it without adequate notice and consumer consent,” according to the FTC’s lawsuit against the company read more FTC Slams Avast with $16.5 Million Fine for Selling Users Browsing Data.

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