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The Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement with a background screening company over allegations it falsely claimed to be a participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield program. In separate actions, the FTC also sent warning letters to more than a dozen companies for falsely claiming...
In just a few years, the FTC’s PrivacyCon has become an Information All-Star Game, complete with panels as high-flying or power-hitting as the Slam Dunk Contest or Home Run Derby. (OK. High-flying and power-hitting if you’re a researcher, academic, or advocate interested in data...
The Federal Trade Commission today released the final agenda for the fourth annual PrivacyCon, which will take place on June 27, 2019 and focus on the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security.FTC Chairman Joe Simons will provide opening remarks for PrivacyCon 2019,...
The domino principle. The ripple effect. The butterfly phenomenon. Apply the analogy of your choice to describe what happens when one software developer’s allegedly lax security practices result in the breach of confidential customer information maintained by multiple businesses that...
An Iowa company that sells software and data services to auto dealers has agreed to take steps to better protect the data it collects, to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that the firm’s poor data security practices led to a breach that exposed the personal information of millions of...
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host the 14th and final session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.WHEN: Wednesday, June 12, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.WHERE:Mike and Josie Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop examining consumer protection issues related to the online event-ticket marketplace.WHEN:Tuesday, June 11 9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET (Doors open at 8 a.m. ET)WHERE:Constitution Center
The FTC and FDA just sent warning letters to four sellers of e-liquids, the nicotine-laced liquid used in vaping. But even if you don’t have clients in that industry, keep reading. The letters have a lot to say about social media marketing and influencers, regardless of the products...
The agencies sent the letters to firms that manufacture and market flavored e-liquid products. They cite postings by influencers on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter that endorse the target companies’ products, without any warnings that the products contain nicotine, an...
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has provided its 2018 Annual Financial Acts Enforcement Report to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on its enforcement and related activities regarding Regulation Z (Truth in Lending Act), Regulation M (Consumer Leasing Act), and Regulation E (...
Humphrey Bogart said it in “The African Queen” and it was a catchphrase popularized by Jon Lovitz on “Saturday Night Live.” But to the FTC, That’s the Ticket is the name of a June 11, 2019, workshop to explore consumer protection issues related to online ticket sales – and the agenda...
Join the Federal Trade Commission, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials at the 2019 Midwest Common...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a proposal to rescind its Guides for the Nursery Industry because they no longer appear necessary and thus serve little purpose for industry or consumers.
Moon Unit Zappa’s 1982 song “Valley Girl” popularized the phrase “gag me with a spoon.” We doubt the lyric “gag me with a form contract clause” would have been a hit, but it’s among the tactics expressly outlawed by the Consumer Review Fairness Act. As two proposed settlements...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued two administrative complaints and proposed orders enforcing the Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA), which prohibits businesses from using form contract terms that bar consumers from writing or posting negative reviews online, or that impose financial...
The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the 14th session of its Hearings Initiative. This session, at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska on June 12, 2019, will conclude the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.

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