The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a settlement with two companies who failed to comply with the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework. The FTC alleged that the companies deceived consumers by claiming they were certified under the Framework and that they complied with the Framework standards. The companies’ complaint resolution process allegedly also violated the Framework principles. The companies have agreed not to misrepresent their compliance or participation in any data security or privacy programmes. The FTC has stated that they remain committed to enforcing the Framework.