This post about the FTC’s law enforcement action against Craig Brittain will be a little different. No bullet points parsing the nuances of complaint allegations. No tips and takeaways for savvy marketers. No admonitions about industry best practices. Given that the “industry” in...
An overview of the FTC’s enforcement, policy initiatives, and consumer outreach and business guidance in the areas of privacy and data security, from January 2014-December 2014.
The operator of an alleged “revenge porn” website is banned from publicly sharing any more nude videos or photographs of people without their affirmative express consent, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, he will have to destroy the intimate images and personal...
FTC staff hosted a Twitter chat to discuss the new Internet of Things report, using #FTCIoT.
Staff answered questions for 60 minutes. See the Transcript.
We’ve all been talking about the Internet of Things – the ability of everyday objects to connect to the Internet to send and receive data.
The report is partly based on input from participants in the FTC’s 2013 Internet of Things workshop.
Según las estadísticas de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) publicadas hoy, el robo de identidad relacionado con impuestos fue la forma de robo de identidad más comúnmente reportada ante la FTC durante 2014, en tanto que la cantidad de quejas presentadas por los consumidores sobre delincuentes...
Tax-related identity theft was the most common form of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission in 2014, while the number of complaints from consumers about criminals impersonating IRS officials was nearly 24 times more than in 2013, according to FTC statistics released today.
The FTC and the Identity Theft Resource Center will co-host a Twitter chat about tax ID theft. Follow @FTC where consumers can join the conversation on #IDTheftChat. See FTC Twitter chats to learn more.
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In late 2010, we were thrilled to tell you about the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Business Center, a new website that gives you tools to understand and comply with the law. We also debuted the Business Center blog which allowed us to engage in conversations with you. In fact, we’...
A data broker operation sold the sensitive personal information of hundreds of thousands of consumers – including Social Security and bank account numbers – to scammers who allegedly debited millions from their accounts, the Federal Trade Commission charged in a complaint filed today.
From a patient’s perspective, it was one of those “It seemed like a good idea at the time” innovations: a free online portal that lets people view their billing history with a number of different healthcare providers. But according to the FTC, Atlanta-based PaymentsMD, LLC and former...
FTC charges that PaymentsMD and its former CEO used the sign-up process for a “Patient Portal” -- where consumers could view their billing history -- as a pathway to deceptively seek consumers’ consent to obtain detailed medical information about the consumers.
People who aren’t into marketing jargon might not know a “credence claim” from a Creedence Clearwater Revival, but experts tell us it’s a representation about a product that consumers aren’t in a position to evaluate for themselves. One example is what websites say about their...
TRUSTe provides seals to businesses that meet specific requirements for consumer privacy programs that it administers.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has ordered two debt sellers that posted the sensitive personal information of more than 70,000 consumers online to notify the consumers and explain how they can protect themselves against identity theft and other fraud in light of...