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Live from your laptop, it’s PrivacyCon

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PrivacyCon 2022 – the FTC’s annual gathering of the tech experts – convenes this morning, Tuesday, November 1st, at 9:00 ET, and you can watch the webcast live. Chair Kahn will convene the proceedings...
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FTC issues illuminating report on digital dark patterns

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It’s ironic that the only thing clear about digital dark patterns is the FTC’s commitment to protect consumers from the injury they inflict. A new FTC Staff Report sheds light on the ways that...
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Amplifying the impact of your research

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To paraphrase that famous question of acoustics and philosophy, if research falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it still make a sound? The FTC needs to hear from you by Friday, July 29, 2022...
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Get ready for PrivacyCon on July 27th

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Set a reminder now for Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to make sure you’re up on the latest research about privacy and data security. That’s the date of the FTC’s sixth annual PrivacyCon and you’re invited to...
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Updating you on FTC privacy and data security initiatives

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When it comes to consumer privacy and data security, your clients and colleagues want the word on what’s been happening at the FTC – and they want it in an accessible, to-the-point format. The agency...
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FTC and states challenge ISP Frontier’s speed claims

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Like the fighter pilots in the 80s action flick “Top Gun,” consumers selecting among internet service providers “feel the need – the need for speed.” In a just-filed lawsuit, the FTC and seven law...
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Nixing the Fix report explores consumer repair issues

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Consumers looking to get their products repaired at independent repair shops or with some DIY often find themselves in a fix. Nixing the Fix: An FTC Report to Congress on Repair Restrictions examines...
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Asking for your insights into digital dark patterns

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Have you marked your calendar for April 29, 2021, to attend Bringing Dark Patterns to Light: An FTC Workshop? The virtual event will examine digital “dark patterns,” potentially deceptive or unfair...