Franklin's Budget Car Sales, Inc.

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 9, 2012
Statesboro , GA
United States
Georgia US
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
95 000
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

The FTC fined Franklin's Budget Car Sales for compromising consumers' personal information by allowing peer-to-peer software to be installed on its network.  Any computers that were connected to the peer-to-peer network could have accessed Franklin's network of consumer names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, and driver's license numbers.  The FTC claimed that Franklin's failed to assess risks to the consumer information it collected and stored online and failed to adopt policies to prevent or limit unauthorized disclosure of information.  Franklin's also allegedly failed to prevent, detect and investigate unauthorized access to personal information on its networks, failed to adequately train employees and failed to employe reasonable measures to respond to unauthorized access to personal information.  Franklin's settlement agreement bars Franklin's from misrepresentations about the privacy, security, confidentiality, and integrity of personal information it collected from consumers.  Franklin's must also establish and maintain a comprehensive information security program and undergo data security audits.