The FTC has taken action against Chegg for exposing sensitive student data | Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint on Monday against education technology provider Chegg, which has experienced four data breaches since 2017 (via The New York Times).

In one 2018 incident, a former Chegg contractor gained access to one of its third-party cloud databases, exposing personal information such as names, email addresses, and passwords in addition to students’ religion, sexual orientation, disabilities, and parents’ income. Some of the stolen data was later found for sale online. Officials also said Chegg didn’t have a written security policy until January 2021 and failed to provide sufficient security training to its employees.

Data stolen by an ex-Chegg contractor was later found for sale online

Now the FTC says…

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