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Succor borne every minute

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Earnest chats with objects are not so unusual. Mark “The Bird” Fidrych, the famed Detroit Tiger, used to stand on the pitching mound whispering to the baseball. Forky, the highly animate utensil from...
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Safeguards Rule notification requirement now in effect

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If your business is covered by the FTC’s Gramm-Leach Bliley Safeguards Rule, an amendment to the Rule that requires covered companies to report certain data breaches and other security events to the...
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Cars & Consumer Data: On Unlawful Collection & Use

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Some say the car a person drives can say a lot about them. As cars get “connected,” this turns out to be truer than many people might have realized. While connectivity can let drivers do things like...
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Consumer health information: Handle with (extreme) care

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What will it take to get businesses to honor the promises they make about the privacy of consumers’ health data? Multiple FTC law enforcement actions in the past year? Two more cases against companies...
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Tolling Agreements: A Win-Win for Parties and the Public

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The Bureau of Consumer Protection welcomes an open dialogue with parties cooperating with its investigations. Such dialogue allows the Bureau to make more informed decisions on whether to recommend an...
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Keeping Your Privacy Enhancing Technology (PET) Promises

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A look into multi-party computation and oblivious proxies The landscape of digital privacy is constantly evolving as companies and researchers implement new methods to enhance user privacy. For...