Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Zappos.com Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Amazon.com
Penalty: 
$106,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
January 7, 2015
Primary Offense: 
privacy violation
Violation Description: 

Zappos.com entered into a $106,000 settlement with nine states to resolve issues relating to a 2012 data breach that exposed the personal information of the website's consumers. The settlement required Zappos to undertake additional security measures to help prevent future data breaches.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Washington
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-internet
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Parent company note: 
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