Court Imposes Restrictions on Alcohol Addiction Treatment Company to Protect Consumers’ Private Information

The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced today that a federal court in Washington, D.C., has entered a settlement that prohibits alcohol addiction treatment company Monument Inc. (Monument) from misrepresenting its data privacy practices and disclosing its customers’ health information to third parties for advertising purposes, and also requires the company to take several measures to safeguard its customers’ personal information. The court also entered a $2.5 million civil penalty judgment against Monument, which is suspended due to the company’s inability to pay.
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