FTC Approves Settlement with Lenovo Over Privacy, Preloaded Software

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a settlement with computer manufacturer Lenovo over charges that it had violated user privacy with software that came preloaded on its computers. “Lenovo compromised consumers’ privacy when it preloaded software that could access consumers’ sensitive information without adequate notice or consent to its use,” acting FTC Chairwoman Maureen Ohlhausen said in a statement when it reached the settlement in September.