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The 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...
Twelve defendants that allegedly operated websites enticing consumers with bogus offers of “free $1,000 gift cards” for major retailers have agreed to pay $2.5 million in settlements with the Federal Trade Commission.
The 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.
The 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.
In testimony before a U.S. Senate Banking subcommittee, the Federal Trade Commission updated Congress on the agency’s ongoing efforts to promote data security through civil law enforcement, education, and policy initiatives.
A company that provides medical transcription services has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its inadequate data security measures unfairly exposed the personal information of thousands of consumers on the open Internet, in some instances including consumers’ medical histories...
Twelve U.S. businesses have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they falsely claimed they were 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 States in...
Accretive Health, Inc., a company that provides medical billing and revenue management services to hospitals around the country, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its inadequate data security measures unfairly exposed sensitive consumer information to the risk of theft or...
The Federal Trade Commission provided information to Congress today on the status of its work regarding companies that collect and aggregate consumers’ information and then resell it, known as data brokers.
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on the issues raised at the recent workshop exploring consumer privacy and security issues posed by the Internet of Things. 
The 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...
This 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.
The 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.

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When: Wednesday, Feb. 5th, 2014 Time: 2pm-3pm ET Hashtag: #FTCpriv Twitter Account: @JulieBrillFTC Please join FTC Commissioner Julie Brill in a Twitter Chat to discuss data security, privacy, and the Internet of things.
Twitter Chat with Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen When: Monday, Jan. 6th 1-2pm ET Hashtag: #FTCpriv Twitter Account: @MOhlhausenFTC Please join FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen in a Twitter Chat to discuss privacy, the Internet of Things, and more before her panel event at the Consumer...
On March 19, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission staff hosted a seminar on Alternative Scoring Products. The speakers described a variety of predictive analytics products offered by many data brokers to predict trends and consumer behavior in a variety of contexts, ranging from...
On February 19, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission staff hosted a seminar on Mobile Device Tracking.

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