The marks implied the website had strong security, which deceived users in order to get their consent, the regulators say.
The company violated both Canadian and Australian privacy laws, regulators ruled.
"It is not sufficient for an organization such as ALM, or any organization that holds large amounts of personal information of a sensitive nature, to address information security without an adequate and coherent governance framework," the regulators say in a summary of the investigation published Aug. In one of the more damaging findings, ALM acknowledged fabricating a medal icon and other "trustmarks" that were displayed on Ashley Madison's homepage.
We’re actively considering a number of additional post-launch improvements on PC that would give players more control over how they can tailor the game’s experience to suit their rig’s performance.
It’s been an incredible journey developing , as publisher 2K did not make the game available to press in advance of its launch on Play Station 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.
Ashley Madison, the extramarital online hookup service breached in 2015, has agreed to bolster its security and make key data retention changes after regulators in Australia and Canada ruled that the site had violated local privacy laws (see Ashley Madison Breach: 6 Lessons).
See Also: Avoid Theft of Your Privileged Credentials Both the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner found Avid Life Media, the Toronto-based company that runs the website, did not have documented information security policies in place or proper breach detection capabilities.
The backlash to the game’s performance on PC has apparently gotten the attention of publisher 2K and developer Hangar 13, who addressed the PC gaming audience in a statement on the game’s website. We’ll share more details about the update, and when you can expect it to arrive, very soon.In the meantime, the team welcomes feedback and would like to hear from you about what performance adjustment options are important to you.