Privacy and Security
#537: Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Reynolds Consumer Products Inc.; File No. 142-3030
Type: Public Comment Initiative
FTC Approves Final Consent Settling Charges that Accretive Health Failed to Adequately Protect Consumers’ Personal Information
Type: Press ReleaseFollowing a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that a company providing medical billing and revenue management services to hospitals in multiple states unfairly exposed sensitive consumer information to the risk of theft or...
Type: Public Statement
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission is hosting a Spring Privacy Series on emerging consumer privacy issues, and the first event on Feb. 19, 2014 in Washington, D.C., will explore mobile device tracking. With retailers and other businesses tracking consumers’ movements throughout and around retail stores...
Type: Press ReleaseHow much is everything on your computer worth to you? About $300? The criminals behind a new malware program are betting on it. The Federal Trade Commission, the FBI and other federal agencies are warning consumers and businesses about “Cryptolocker,” a malware program that holds the files on...
Type: Press ReleaseFollowing a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved the kidSAFE Seal Program as a safe harbor program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the agency’s COPPA Rule.
FTC Settles with Children’s Gaming Company For Falsely Claiming To Comply With International Safe Harbor Privacy Framework
Type: Press ReleaseA children’s online entertainment company 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 U.S. in...
Type: Press ReleaseFollowing a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that electronics company TRENDnet, Inc.’s lax security practices led to the exposure of the private lives of hundreds of consumers on the internet for public viewing.
Testifying Before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, FTC Reiterates its Support for Data Security Legislation
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress for the third time in as many days today, emphasizing the agency’s ongoing efforts to promote data security, and reiterating its unanimous support for enactment of a strong federal data security and breach notification law.
Testifying Before the Senate Judiciary Committee, FTC Reiterates its Support for Data Security Legislation
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress today on the agency’s ongoing efforts to promote data security, and reiterated its support for enactment of a strong federal data security and breach notification law.