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Judge in Authenticom Antitrust Suit Confirms Preliminary Injunction

A federal court judge declared last Friday that Reynolds and CDK can’t prevent Authenticom from providing services to dealers who, as of May 1, have authorized its data integration services. The ruling was issued as the judge entered the final form of his preliminary injunction in Authenticom’s antitrust suit against the two DMS providers.

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RouteOne to Hold Data Security Webinar

Next week, RouteOne will hold its third quarterly dealer compliance webinar for dealers seeking to improve compliance and data protection.

False Sense of Security

Digital documents might seem more secure than manila folders and filing cabinets, but recent cyberattacks prove that customer and dealership data is still vulnerable in a paperless F&I office.

Dealers Blow IT Budgets on Unnecessary Services, Helion Automotive Finds

An assessment by Helion Automotive Technologies revealed that dealers spend too much of their IT budget on vendors, and not enough on mission-critical services like Internet bandwidth and security.

5 Steps to Data Security

Big data is no longer just an asset; it can also be a liability. Retail expert shares five simple steps to keeping your data safe and preventing your dealership from becoming a statistic.

Security Risk

A potential breach and a local news investigation prompted Street Auto Group’s Misty Lerch to make data security a top priority for her Amarillo, Texas-based group.

Compliance Firm to Hold Cyber Security Session at NADA Convention & Expo

Automotive Compliance Consultants and cyber-security partner Nuspire Networks will discuss dealership security with dealers at NADA 2015 in San Francisco.

CFPB Lacks Proper Data Security, Report Says

A report released by the United States Government Accountability Office this week found that the CFPB, which has collected information on up to 600 million financial accounts, has fallen short in its data-protection efforts.

Causing Disruption

A relatively new company is aiming to put dealers back in control of their data, but its founder knows not everyone views his solution as the answer to managing the data.

NADA Issues Dealer Data Guidance

The NADA issued a memo to members last week that outlines regulatory requirements for protecting the consumer information they collect. The memo follows warnings about data access from the FTC and F&I and Showroom columnist Jim Ziegler.