After a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders that settle charges against 14 companies for falsely claiming to participate in the international privacy framework known as the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor. Three of the companies were also charged with similar...
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 2013-March 2014.
The Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress on the Commission's efforts to address the privacy concerns raised by the tracking of information about consumers’ location, as well as proposed legislation to protect the privacy of geolocation data.
FTC Hosts Twitter Chat, Wednesday, May 28, 2:00-3:00 EDT
FTC staff hosted a Twitter chat to discuss the new data broker report.
Follow @FTC, and use the hashtag: #BigData. See FTC Twitter chats to learn more.
In a report on the data broker industry, the FTC finds that data brokers operate with a fundamental lack of transparency.
The Federal Trade Commission has authorized staff of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection to send a letter to the court overseeing the bankruptcy proceedings of education technology company ConnectEdu raising concerns about the proposed sale of the company’s assets, which include student...
The Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress today on the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers from emerging threats related to online advertising, as well as the Commission’s recommendations in this area.
Clothing manufacturer American Apparel has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it falsely claimed it was abiding by an international privacy framework known as the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor that enables U.S. companies to transfer consumer data from the European Union to the United...
Snapchat, the developer of a popular mobile messaging app, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers with promises about the disappearing nature of messages sent through the service. The FTC case also alleged that the company deceived consumers over the...
The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a seminar on Consumer Generated and Controlled Health Data tomorrow, and invites webcast viewers to submit questions online. Staff will live-tweet the seminar, and take questions via Twitter, Facebook, and email.
The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda and panelists for its upcoming seminar on the privacy ramifications of consumer generated and controlled health data, taking place on May 7 from 10 a.m. to noon in Washington, D.C.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comments from the public to further explore issues raised by last year’s FTC forum examining the state of mobile security. Panelists at the forum discussed a number of complex issues that warrant further public input.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop entitled “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” in Washington on Sept. 15, 2014, to further explore the use of “big data” and its impact on American consumers, including low income and underserved consumers.