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FTC Seeks Civil Penalties to Deter Spyware Distributors

The Federal Trade Commission, on June 11, 2008, told the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation that the most suitable remedy to spyware distribution and a strong restraint on those behind it would be a civil punishment.

According to the existing statutes, while the watchdog agency can file lawsuits against spyware cases and can seek judicial orders along with monetary fines in connection with ill-gotten gains but cannot do the same with regard to punitive damages. Eileen Harrington, Deputy Director of FTC, said that the constraint made it difficult to allot meaningful penalties against violators, as reported by TheRegister on June 13, 2008.


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