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FTC Enforcement in Schein: Misleading Statements about Encryption and Cybersecurity

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On January 5, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) entered into a consent order with dental software manufacturer Henry Schein Practice Solutions, Inc. (“Schein”) in connection with allegations that Schein had made misleading security-related representations about its software.  The consent order underscores that while security-enhanced product features are in high demand, companies must be careful to avoid unfair or deceptive marketing of such features.

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