By Jeff Goldman

The FTC this week announced that smart TV manufacturer Vizio has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle charges that it installed software on its TVs that collected data on 11 million consumers’ viewing habits without their consent.

In addition to paying the fine, Vizio is required to disclose and obtain express consent for any future data collection, to delete all data collected before March 1, 2016, to implement a comprehensive data privacy program, and to assess that program biennially.

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