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Congressman Ted Deutch will join the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Attorney General’s Office at a town hall event  in Boca Raton, Florida from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on February 20, 2013, to address the rising incidence of identity theft-related tax fraud in South Florida...
The FTC hosted a public workshop to examine emerging wireless Internet and data technologies and the privacy, security, and consumer protection issues they raise.
The emergence of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has important implications for businesses, consumers, and policymakers. Companies are turning to RFID to manage warehouse inventory and to stock retail shelves. Consumers are using RFID tags when they travel on...
The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore the issues associated with the distribution and effects of software that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge and which may send such information to another entity without the consumer's...
The FTC hosted a public workshop to examine the costs and benefits to consumers and businesses of the collection and use of consumer information. In order to facilitate closer examination of the issues, the workshop focused on the collection and use of consumer information for...
The workshops focused on the role technology plays for both consumers and businesses. Consumers may have more technologies available to help them protect their personal information, but it is unclear whether consumers are using these technologies and whether these products reflect...
The FTC hosted a public workshop that explored how businesses merge and exchange detailed consumer information and how such information is used commercially. The FTC explored how detailed consumer profiles -- i.e., compilations of identifying information, preference information,...
The FTC hosted a public workshop, "Security in Numbers: SSNs and ID Theft," to explore the uses of Social Security numbers in the private sector and the role of SSNs in identity theft. This workshop continues the work of the President's Identity Theft Task Force, and, in particular,...
The FTC hosted a summit that brought together experts from the business, government, and technology sectors, consumer advocates, and academics to explore consumer protection issues surrounding spam, phishing, and malware.
The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore the role of authentication processes in preventing identity theft. The workshop provided a forum for discussion among public sector, private sector, and consumer representatives about better ways to authenticate the identities of...
The FTC held public hearings to bring together experts from the business, government, and technology sectors, consumer advocates, academicians, and law enforcement officials to explore the ways in which convergence and the globalization of commerce impact consumer protection. The...
The workshop is the latest in a series of efforts to assess the impact of new and significant technologies on consumers and businesses. P2P file-sharing technology enables individuals to share files, including music, video, or software. Because the files do not reside in a central...
The FTC and the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology hosted a summit that brought together technologists and other interested parties to discuss the market's development, testing, evaluation, and deployment of domain-level authentication systems....
The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore issues related to the security of consumers' computers and the personal information stored in them or in company databases. The security of consumers' home computers is an issue of growing importance; as consumers use their computers as...
The FTC held a public workshop to identify relevant issues and examine potential solutions associated with assisting victims of identity theft. The FTC's workshop was the first in a series of three, following up on the work begun at the National Summit on Identity Theft hosted by the...
The workshop was part of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection's Consumer Privacy Initiative, an ongoing effort to bring consumers and businesses together to address consumer privacy issues posed by the emerging online marketplace.
Section 5 of this Act, Pub. L. No. 105-318, 112 Stat. 3007, makes the FTC a central clearinghouse for identity theft complaints. The Act requires the FTC to log and acknowledge such complaints, provide victims with relevant information, and refer their complaints to appropriate entities (e.g., the...
Under this Act, the Commission is empowered, among other things, to (a) prevent unfair methods of competition, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce; (b) seek monetary redress and other relief for conduct injurious to consumers; (c) prescribe trade regulation rules...

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