FTC Announces $575 Million Settlement with Equifax for Data Breach

Another day, another giant privacy fine: the Federal Trade Commission announced that Equifax will pay at least $575 million for its 2017 data breach affecting 147 million people. Seems like a lot until you calculate it’s less than $4 per name. We also hear rumors of a Google settlement over YouTube’s handling of children’s data but no word on the size of the fine.