Tag: Privacy and Security

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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 Act protects information collected by consumer reporting agencies such as credit bureaus, medical information companies and tenant screening services. Information in a consumer report cannot be provided to anyone who does not have a purpose specified in the Act. Companies that provide...
On June 4, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission hosted a public forum to examine the state of mobile security.  Mobile technologies, such as smartphones and tablets, provide consumers with an always-connected and convenient means of engaging in their daily activities, including email,...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced a new date for its planned workshop on the privacy and security of the Internet of Things. The workshop will now be held on Nov. 19, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The workshop will address a wide variety of issues related to the ability of everyday devices to...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued revised guidance designed to help businesses comply with the requirements of the Red Flags Rule, which protects consumers by requiring businesses to watch for and respond to warning signs or “red flags” of identity theft.
October 23, 1997 Ms. Vivian L. Solganik OHIO SAVINGS BANK 1801 E. 9th St. - Suite 200 Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Re: FCRA - Employer use of consumer reports Dear Ms. Solganik: This responds to your letter dated September 17, 1997, in which you seek the views of the Commission staff on two questions...
November 5, 1998 Nancy S. Spritz, Esq. Candle, Klitenic & Chernow, LLP Woodholme Professional Building 1838 Greene Tree Road, Suite 370 Baltimore, Maryland 21208 Re: Section 603(k)(1)(B)(iv) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act --Adverse Action Notices to Co-Signers / Guarantors of Denied...
October 26, 1998 William F. Hall, Esquire Law Department United Guaranty Residential Insurance Co. 230 North Elm Street Greensboro, North Carolina 27401 Re: Section 615(a) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act Dear Mr. Hall:
Division of Credit Practices Bureau of Consumer Protection Clarke W. Brinckerhoff Attorney (202) 326-3224 March 3, 1998 Paul H. Schieber, Esq. Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley One Logan Square Philadelphia, PA 19103 Dear Mr. Schieber:
The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a one-day workshop on mobile security on June 4, 2013, in Washington, D.C., and invites participants watching the webcast to submit questions to moderators online. Staff will live-tweet the workshop and take questions via Twitter, Facebook and email.
As previously announced, technology researchers will join industry representatives to take part in the June 4 Federal Trade Commission forum “Mobile Security: Potential Threats and Solutions.” The forum will address mobile malware, how it spreads, its impact on U.S.
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 412 refund checks totaling more than $700,000 to consumers who were victimized by a telemarketing operation that allegedly tricked them into buying bogus health insurance.     
As part of an ongoing effort to help businesses comply with the requirements of the updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule, the Federal Trade Commission sent educational letters to more than 90 businesses that may be affected by the changes.
The Federal Trade Commission sent letters to ten data broker companies warning that their practices could violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) after a test-shopping operation by the FTC indicated the companies were willing to sell consumer information without abiding by FCRA requirements.
The Federal Trade Commission testified before a U.S. Senate Commerce subcommittee on a recent FTC study examining the accuracy of consumer credit reports, as well as the agency’s efforts to improve credit report accuracy through enforcement and education.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day workshop on senior identity theft on May 7, 2013, in Washington, D.C., and invites participants watching the webcast to submit questions to panelists online.
The Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously to retain the July 1, 2013 date for implementation of the updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.  In a letter to industry organizations that had requested that the Commission reconsider the July 1 date, the Commission noted that...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Cbr Systems, Inc. failed to protect the security of customers’ personal information and that its inadequate security practices led to a breach that exposed the Social Security numbers...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued an updated set of frequently asked questions designed to help website operators, mobile application developers, plug-ins and advertising networks operating on child-directed websites and online services prepare for upcoming changes to the Children’s Online...

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