Privacy and Security
Type: Public EventMany data brokers offer companies scores to predict trends and the behavior of their customers. Companies are using predictive scores for a variety of purposes, ranging from identity verification and fraud prevention to marketing and advertising.
Type: Press ReleaseThe creator of one of the most popular apps for Android mobile devices has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the free app, which allows a device to be used as a flashlight, deceived consumers about how their geolocation information would be shared with advertising networks and...
Type: Press ReleaseThis spring, the Federal Trade Commission will host a series of seminars to examine the privacy implications of three new areas of technology that have garnered considerable attention for both their potential benefits and the possible privacy concerns they raise for consumers.
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission has named Jan. 13-17, 2014, Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. The FTC will host national and regional events designed to raise awareness about tax identity theft and provide consumers with tips on how to protect themselves, and what to do if they become victims.
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission is hosting a one-day workshop on the Internet of Things on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C., and invites participants watching the webcast to submit questions for moderators online. Staff will live-tweet the workshop and take questions via Twitter, Facebook, and email.
Type: Press ReleaseFederal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced the appointments of Latanya Sweeney as the agency’s Chief Technologist and Andrea Matwyshyn as a Senior Policy Advisor on privacy and data security issues.
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission has denied an application seeking approval of a proposed verifiable parental consent method submitted by AssertID, Inc., under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule.
Type: Press ReleaseTechnology researchers, industry representatives and government leaders will take part in the Nov. 19 Federal Trade Commission workshop “Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World.”
Type: Press ReleaseVinton G. Cerf, co-creator of the Internet’s key networking technology, will give the keynote address at the Federal Trade Commission’s Internet of Things workshop on Nov. 19 in Washington, D.C. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen will give remarks during the event.
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission is extending the public comment periods for two proposals made under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule in light of the recent lapse in federal appropriations that resulted in the temporary shutdown of the agency. The public comment period for the verifiable...