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If your company designs, develops, or sells mobile apps, smartphones, or other tech tools, the FTC has resources to help you consider the privacy and security implications of your products and services. In addition, the FTC sponsors conferences and issues reports about consumer protection issues on the technology horizon.

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App developers: How does your app size up? Have your built security in from the start? The FTC has a dozen tips to help you develop kick-app security for your product.

Advice for businesses about building and keeping security into products connected to the Internet of Things, including proper authentication and access control, secure data management, and the importance of communicating with users effectively.

Attention app developers! Basic truth-in-advertising and privacy principles apply to your product. It’s important to give the straight story about what your app can do and be transparent about your privacy practices. This start-from-scratch publication from the FTC reminds you to consider your choices from the user's perspective.

When developing a health app, sound privacy and security practices are key to consumer confidence. Here are some best practices to help you build privacy and security into your app. These practices also can help you comply with the FTC Act and other federal laws and regulations.

You’re developing a health app for mobile devices and you want to know which federal laws apply. Check out this interactive tool.

Ten practical lessons businesses can learn from the FTC's 50+ data security settlements.


Careful Connections: Keeping the Internet of Things Secure

Design security. Use recognized practices. Authenticate and control access . Implement secure data management. Monitor and adress security risks. Create a culture of security. Communicate. Want more? Market analysts estimate that consumers and businesses around the world will use more than 20...